Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge
Published 12:24 on 28 Feb 2018
There's now widespread concern about plastics in the environment, and at BCYC we're keen to help educate young people with an exciting new initiative that combines watersports with understanding about plastic recycling. The Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge (www.plasticbottleboatchallenge.com) encourages schools to look beyond the core curriculum at the environmental impact of plastic, using plastic bottle boats as a way to develop plastic educational projects throughout the school.
Schools can sign up online to be part of the challenge, and benefit from a host ofeducational resources which are free and available online at www.plasticbottleboatchallenge.com. Pupils make boats from recycled plastic bottles, and can come along to Cheddar Reservoir, which is a registered venue, on Wednesday 27th June, 2018 to participate in a Guinness World Record Attempt for "the most plastic bottle boats launched simultaneously".As each boat will be attached to its owner with a string painter we will gather up all the boats after the challenge and send them off to be recycled.The aim is to get a local plastic recycling company to also support this challenge and provide educational information about what happens to the recycled plastic.
The Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge is a free initiative and we are really keen to get local schools signed up and participating to help inspire the next generation about plastics in the environment.Axbridge C of E First School has already signed up, so please share this opportunity with any local schools that you're involved with.