EcoTales joined with the Book Bus for an Eco day at Buckland Primary School in Staines. Pupils arrived at school dressed in green ready to show their support for the environment.
In Assembly pupils and staff were fascinated to find out about the travelling library that works across Africa, India and South America. The school collected boxes of books that they donated to the bus to be taken to children in remote parts of the world with little access to books.
EcoTales told the school about the plastic pollution challenge that asks pupils around the world to come together to create a poetry book about plastic pollution, an issue that is affecting the environment in every country.
After the assembly the pupils were able to gather around to admire the fantastic Quentin Blake illustrations that adorn the Book Bus. The bus will be promoting the EcoTales challenge as it travels through England and then on its journey to Africa.
There’s more information about creating the book on our entries page. Our Project Albatross Schools’ pack is also now available to download for free. Packed with brilliant ideas for lessons and activities aimed at KS1 & 2, it covers issues about plastic pollution and how this relates to children and their everyday lives. In addition to this, there is information about how schools can enter the poetry and illustration challenge. We’ve also put some films and links to useful websites on our schools page to give you inspiration. Perhaps next year your poems will be travelling on the bus in the EcoTales book helping to spread the message about plastic pollution.