Teddington School pupil wins Plastic Free July competition

Kiera Jack and her parents standing in front of plastic sculpture
Credit: www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk

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!

Find out more about the campaign below:
https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/
https://www.citytosea.org.uk/

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