Global Awareness in Biology

by Zoe Munday

Global Awareness Day greeted us on Friday 16th November and in Biology Year 9 were given the task of creating eye-catching murals to raise awareness of plastic pollution. 

To achieve this large drawings of marine animals that included killer whales, albatross, fish, seals and green turtles were clad with plastic to demonstrate the effect of the plastic pandemic on the health and livelihood of these sea creatures. 

Plastic of all kinds was brought in over the week by staff as well as collected from a beach clean on Southsea beach which consisted mostly of bottle tops, fishing twine, sweet wrappers as well as the increasingly ubiquitous microplastics.

The students merged science with art creating beautiful masterpieces as well as displaying their passion for the natural world and the need to protect it.