Teacher and student empowerment on the plastic trail
As AHI has fully committed to the RISA led Plastic Reduction Campaign, we thought it was important to assess how involved the teachers and students are in the school project. We first came up with two basic questions:
Do you teach plastic usage in your lessons?
Would you be annoyed if the school became completely plastic free?
All the teachers were happy to answer. Most of the teachers told us they teach plastic usage, or have created awareness, in their lessons and will partake in activities regarding plastic. The activities will consist of posters, recycling old rubbish and learning the damage plastic does to our planet. Most of the teachers also said they would not be annoyed if the school reduced all plastic use, as long as a solution would be found before removing it. It was nice to realise that the use of plastic did actually serve a purpose, an alternative is really important. Other teachers said they would be annoyed if the school removed plastic as it makes things easier and can be used for many things in class. This highlights the duality involved with plastic – it’s amazing, but problematic once you throw it away! Both students and teachers are taking part in this school wide initiative and it is very interesting to see this project already under way.
Please view our enquiry here:
G. Cervone and E. Bozza