Drowning in litter: Dainfern College fills swimming pool with plastic bottles to teach students a lesson

Drowning in litter: Dainfern College fills swimming pool with plastic bottles to teach students a lesson

- Dainfern College decided that the best way to educate their learners about litter was to make them swim in it

- The Student Head of Environmental Affairs filled their swimming pool with hundreds of plastic bottles right before the Annual Swim-a-Thon

- Students had to swim through the bottles, which raised awareness of the plight of our oceans

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Dainfern College Foundation and Student Head of Environmental Affairs, Stella Ritsito, decided to do something to raise students' awareness of the litter in our oceans.

While the students got ready for their Annual Swim-a-Thon, the High School team polluted the pool with plastic bottles so that the students could experience the destruction of plastic and how it affects your ability in the water.

The idea was to showcase the ongoing crisis that is happening in our oceans. The Grade 8 pupils removed all the bottles from the pool after the event.

"What started out as an awareness campaign for the students has now gone viral on Facebook, as environmentalism is such a topical subject," Tracey Blyth, the Foundation Manager, said.

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Briefly.co.za learned people from all over the world have commented on Dainfern's initiative, complimenting them on their efforts to educate students.

As much as 40% of the world oceans are heavily affected by human activities, including pollution, depleted fisheries, and loss of coastal habitat, the United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals statistics show.

The Dainfern College Foundation was thrilled that Dainfern College teachers used this experience to highlight that we are the only ones who can control the outcomes on our planet and that we have the power to change ourselves for the better.

Dainfern College, part of the Round Square initiative, place major emphasis on Environmentalism as an integral part of the education they offer.

Round Square is a worldwide network of innovative schools in 50 countries across six continents that share a passion for experiential learning and character education.

Dainfern College recently withdrew the use of plastic straws at the tuck shop and will continue on this path as they find ways to combat the single-use plastic problem that we face globally.

The Dainfern College Foundation is in the process of selecting beneficiaries for the plastic drive and will continue their efforts to raise awareness through amazing initiatives with its students.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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