Teddington School pupil Kiera Jack has won the top prize of £1,000 for her school after entering a Plastic-Free competition back in May
In a bid to raise awareness and prevent plastic pollution, the non-profit environmental organisation City to Sea teamed up with Robeco Schools and Refill to run a nationwide competition as part of Plastic Free July.
The competition saw Kiera Jack, a pupil at local Teddington School, take the winning prize after judges deemed her 4m x 2m plastic sculpture depicting an angler fish as the best in show.
Kiera’s comments after winning the competition highlight her passion for reducing plastic waste and protecting the environment:
“After bodyboarding in the sea and finding plastic floating all around I wanted to do something about the problem.”
“When I saw this competition I decided to highlight that plastic pollution is a deep issue – we always think of what is floating on the surface but most of the plastic is below the surface – I chose a deep-water fish, to shine a light on this.”
Kiera’s sculpture will be showcased in St Botolph-without-Bishopgates Garden, next to Liverpool Street station throughout July as part of the Plastic Free July campaign for passersby to see.
Well done Kiera!