Toby recently visited Spire Junior School to learn more about the project that year 5 children are doing regarding plastic pollution. Toby visited classes 5AH and 5AB where he was given a presentation by the children to explain what their projects was about in more detail and the children shared their thoughts about plastic. The children then asked Toby his opinions on plastic pollution, what he is doing personally to reduce plastic pollution and what the Government are doing, amongst many other questions. The children explained that The Great Pacific Garbage patch is 500 times the size of Derbyshire.
The children explained how they had been on litter picks around the school and local area and the amount of plastic was worrying them. They plan to map out a route from Spire Junior School to Queens Park via areas that they believe will have a large amount of plastic waste.
During his visit Toby was also presented with a portrait of himself, drawn by year 5 pupil Meharmeet Rohle.
Toby said “I was inspired by the passion and knowledge that the children at Spire Juniors showed regarding plastic pollution. I am delighted that young people are taking such an interest in our planet and some of the pressures it faces. I have been to a number of schools in Chesterfield recently who have been doing similar projects and it is pleasing to see.”