This afternoon all of Primary 6 and 7 went to the museum to attend a workshop run by the artist Julia Barton. The whole project aims to get young people thinking about the scale and nature of marine pollution and carries on from the CSI project last summer.
In the main section of the exhibition there was a huge model map with plastiglomerate (plastic) rocks made into islands. They had names like Litter Skerry and the Polymer Sea. We also looked at the different types of plastiglomerate rocks that have been found on Shetland’ s beaches. It is incredible to see how widespread they are now and to think about the damage that they do to the environment and how long they will be around for.
Let’s hope our Primary 6/7 s help to make a difference in future in solving these problems.