Plastic Awareness Week

#NoPlanetB

July 19 2019

Plastic Awareness Week

Chirk Leisure & Activity Centre in collaboration with Active Wrexham School Swimming programme trialled a host of 'No Planet B' sessions for schoolchildren.


The swimming teachers have designed lessons to draw attention to the plight of the planet's water as a result of plastic, while bringing a fun way to teaching children to swim.

 

Over 13 schools took part in the one week trial and it was a resounding success. Pupils arrived at the leisure centre, which was decorated to look like a beach, and were challenged to clean up the pool which was filled with plastic, dolphins and whales.


Due to the success of the scheme we will look to repeat these sessions during the next school year.

We are extremely proud of our learn to swim programme here at Chirk. Swimming is an essential life-saving skill, as well as a great way to be active and enjoy other activities, so the more people who can swim the better. We currently teach around 850 children and adults to swim each week, which is a significant number. In addition the topic of plastic is hugely important and we feel that not only do these sessions highlight it nicely but also work really well to develop the students' water skills with them barely realising it as they are having so much fun and engaging in an important issue

David Watkin - Centre Manager