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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...