As part of this project we have been working with a group of students from St. Bernard’s Catholic High school in Barrow-in-Furness with an interest in the environment and climate change.
Over the course of 3 days we worked with the students to complete their Bronze Arts Award by making a sculpture made from recyclable materials collected from the school. The students created a ‘whale’ which represents plastic pollution in our rivers and oceans, which is now displayed in the school library to promote and encourage recycling.
The students created the ‘whale’ with help from professional artist Nick Greenall and presented ‘Bruce’ to members of the senior leadership team at their school. This led to conversation with their head teacher, Mr Croft about future environmental sustainability within the school.