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Over 6,000 primary school pupils at schools across the country are taking part in the Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge. The pupils’ aim is to set a new Guinness World Record to highlight the impact plastic waste is having on oceans and the environment.

The Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge is an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the simultaneous launch of a flotilla of plastic boats. The boats will be made out of recycled plastic bottles by primary school children across the country. The boats themselves will then be recycled after the attempt has been made, showing the...

 

Pupils at St. James’ CE Primary Academy in Bournemouth have recently been declared Guinness World Record holders. The children achieved a record for the most plastic bottle boats launched simultaneously.

The world record plastic bottle boat launch was intended to demonstrate the impact that plastic bottle waste can have on the environment. It was carried out as part of pupils’ lessons about the issues of plastic pollution in the oceans, the environment, recycling and the circular economy. 

To support this learning the children built boats made out of recycled...

A community project set up by Queen Mary Sailing Club (QM) to educate young people about plastic and recycling has received a £17,000 grant from Heathrow Community Fund. 

Young people in school today will bear the brunt of the future environmental impact of inadequately managed plastic. This Challenge will develop awareness of the environmental impact of plastic through a Guinness World Record attempt using plastic bottles to make model boats. Our aim is to inspire plastic education in classrooms, to promote respect for our waterways and to increase sailing participation, to unite...