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Great British Beach Clean Up

A group of St John's pupils were delighted to visit West Wittering beach this week, for the 'Great British Beach Clean Up'.

Organised by KBR as part of their 'One Ocean' launch, the pupils attended alongside Therfield School to take part in the national event. The opportunity was described as the chance to learn something new, and give something back.

The morning involved taking part in a National Trust experiment. The aim was to dig into square metres of sand, to discover how much plastic is hidden beneath the surface layer. On a wider scale, the plastics found will now be sent away for analysis. This was a valuable learning experience for the pupils, as it became clear that plastics threatening the environment are not just visible items such as litter.

Head of Physics, Mr Bastin said: "The teams enjoyed sampling plastics in West Wittering. This was a great start to an important project for the future of #Engineering and maybe the world!"