Mersea Island School

Totally Creative

South/ Central

430 Pupils Involved
  • Regional Winner 2018

High Tide, Low Tide, Clean Tide

Mersea Island School has been busy researching the issue of plastic polluting the sea and the children have taken part in local beach cleans.  Supported by a local educational trust, the school worked with an artist to make a 3D sculpture of 'Sammy the Seal'.  The sculpture was made using the plastic the children had collected from the beaches and was based on a winning design from a school-wide competition. The children clearly enjoyed being part of this project and when Sammy the Seal was complete, he was moved to Mersea 'Hard' - the centre of sailing activity on the island.  What a fantastic way of bringing the issue of plastic pollution to the attention of visitors, sailors and others using the waters around Mersea Island.