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Competition inspires schoolkids to cut plastics

11 Jan 2019

Alex Scott launches Premier League and Sky Ocean Rescue's Plastic Pollution Challenge for primary schools

A new competition run by the Premier League and Sky Ocean Rescue is getting children to use less single-use plastic in their schools and communities.

The Plastic Pollution Challenge asks primary school pupils to pledge how they will cut use of plastics, with prizes for the best responses.

The competition was launched by Sky Ocean Rescue Ambassador Alex Scott at the Princess May Primary School in Stoke Newington, east London.

"I'm passionate about working with young people to create a positive change around this important issue," the former Arsenal and England footballer said.

"Children are the future and will suffer most at the hands of single-use plastic and so I'm excited to see the kids taking a lead today, pledging to make changes to help save our planet."

The Plastic Pollution Challenge is part of new Premier League Primary Stars teaching resources dedicated to the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign.

The resources help children understand the damage that single-use plastic is having on the environment.

The competition closes on 22 March 2019 and is the latest element of the partnership between the Premier League and Sky aiming to inspire Premier League clubs and fans across the world to reduce their single-use plastic intake.

The prizes include a chance for schools to travel to the Sky Academy Studios in London and a visit from the Premier League Trophy.

Download: PL Primary Stars Sky Ocean Rescue resources

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