Film: Clutton Primary School
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>> KAY BURLEY: Hello there, I’m Kay Burley reporting for Sky News. We have an important Sky News exclusive. We head now to Studio One at Sky Academy Skill Studios.
>> MAISIE: Hello and welcome to Sky News I am Maisie and I will be your host for today. Our top story today we explore the impact of plastic pollution on our world. For more of this I will hand you to my correspondents Jody and Jake. Over to you.
>> JAKE: Thank you Maisie.
>> JODY: I’m Jody.
>> JAKE: I am Jake.
>> JODY: In this report we will be discussing how sycamore class made eco-bricks for preventing plastic pollution.
>> JAKE: These eco-bricks are made from non-recyclable plastic. Which are crisp packets, fruit and veg packets and things.
>> JODY: Clutton Primary School collected over 100 bricks which are used to make seats for a school area.
FEMALE VOICEOVER: To make eco-bricks we started by collecting plastic bottles. We then filled them with non-recyclable plastic. We got into groups and duct taped the eco-bricks together and then covered them with fake turf. We placed them outside for people to sit on.
>> JODY: That’s all from us.
>> JAKE: Back to Maisie. Tell you more of the exciting story.
>> MAISIE: Thank you Jody and Jake. Coming up in this report an eye witness account from a student and a teacher discussing their first-hand experience with eco-bricks. And an expert interview with a marine biologist and an underwater filmographer. That’s all from me, now over to Isabelle for more.
>> ISABELLE: Thank you Maisie. Hello and welcome back to Sky News. We are live here from Weston-Super-Mare. My name is Isabelle McGoff. Our headlines today right now are that over at Clutton Primary School things are disappearing. We are hearing reports that a tree has been stolen from the school grounds and apparently an art room has gone missing. I wonder what that’s all about. Anyway, back to our main story. We are talking all about plastic pollution and what we can do to save our oceans. Right now I’m here with a student from Clutton Primary School and we have Mia. And we also have her teacher Miss Antsty. How do you feel about what plastic is doing to the ocean?
>> MIA: I feel very sad and disappointed that plastic is being dumped into the sea by us humans and it’s not like the animals and the sea creatures have done anything to us.
>> ISABELLE: And you Miss Antsty, how do you feel about the oceans and the problem that is being caused by plastic?
>> MISS ANTSTY: It makes me feel sad and angry. If people could only see the damage that plastic is doing these small innocent creatures are truly suffering because of us. That’s why we are trying to do all that we can together as a school to do our part to save the oceans.
>> ISABELLE: How do you guys as a school plan to save the plastic from going into the ocean?
>> MIA: Well we collected single use plastic and put them into non-recyclable bottles. We then made them very compact and strong. Then put loads of them together to create a set of benches and seats.
FEMALE VOICEOVER: These eco-bricks are designed to help oceans by saving the sea creatures from this plastic. Clutton Primary School are trying to find new ways of recycling and re-using single use plastic.
>> MISS ANTSTY: We call these bottles eco-bricks. We ended up having over 150 eco-bricks. We put 16 bottles together to create a block and then put three blocks together to create a bench and then cover it with fake grass.
FEMALE VOICEOVER: It seemed like we have something on our hands that we can go quite far. We are talking about creating beds, tables, chairs and even houses if you have a big imagination.
>> ISABELLE: That’s incredible. Thank you so much to our guests for joining us. But that’s all we have time for. We are now heading over to Stan. Thank you.
>> STAN: Thank you Isabelle for that interesting report. Hello, my name is Stan reporting live from our studios in London. I will be joined by two very special guests to continue the discussion on ocean rescue. But first let’s head over to James for more.
MALE VOICEOVER: The equivalent of one rubbish truck’s worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean every minute. Plastic kills hundreds and thousands of fish and seabirds every year.
>> STAN: With me in the studio I’m joined by Jared a marine biologist and Luke an underwater camera operator. Thank you both for joining me. So let’s address the first question to Luke. Your job is exciting tell us what you have seen.
>> LUKE: I’m lucky to see things ordinary people don’t see in their everyday life. But with my job I am astounded with the amount of plastic that is in our oceans and seas. I’ve seen plastic of all shapes and sizes floating around in the ocean next to fishes and other sea creatures. I have also seen these creatures trapped in the plastic and even die from it because it’s mistaken for food. Did you know that if nothing changes by 2050 the plastic in the ocean could weigh more than all the fish?
>> STAN: Wow, that is so shocking. So Jared how much does plastic affect our marine life?
>> JARED: Think about this, plastic impacts on our entire ecosystem. Marine life gets caught up in it, eat it and live in it. It also has a direct impact on our health acting as a sponge for toxins that can end up in our food. I have teamed up with Clutton Primary School who won a competition for raising awareness in ocean rescue. The students filled each water bottle with plastic which was then used to make outdoor furniture.
>> STAN: That’s fantastic. Well done to Clutton Primary School for their amazing idea. Everybody can get involved and make eco-bricks like these. Well we’ve run out of time. Join us again tomorrow. Goodbye.
>> KAY BURLEY: Thanks to the team at Sky Academy Skill Studios. That’s the end of our special report. I’m Kay Burley, thank you for watching.