A project by students from Years 7-9 who are part of Cowley’s Eco-Committee has been crowned the Eco-Schools’ Spring Termly Topic Award winner.
Students from years 7-9 created large jellyfish sculpture highlighting the threat of single-use plastics to marine life. They did this by first filling clear plastic bags with non-recyclable plastic waste, then joining these bags together to form the bell of the jellyfish. Once they had completed the bell, students threaded different size plastic bottles onto a long piece of string to create the tentacles. They attached the tentacles in the bell and finally glued shredded plastic bags around the circumference of the bell to create the margin.
Their jellyfish has been given the Latin binomial name Lagenam Gelata (thanks to science technician Mr Pemberton) which translates to bottle jelly. The sculpture has been on display in the school atrium on a carefully arranged blue sheet to give the impression of the model floating in an ocean. Accompanying the model are also facts about ocean plastic.
The students have kindly been sent some Eco-Schools freebies to congratulate them on the win.