Ulidia Integrated College from Northern Ireland Focuses on Plastic Oceans.

Ulidia Integrated College, Carrickfergus, who won a YRE International Collaboration prize last year are focusing on plastic litter in the ocean this year. They are working again with Lycee Pole School in Madagascar. Both schools are situated near the coast and the issue of plastic in the oceans has a local as well as global resonance.

To date the Ulidia eco team have researched plastic ocean waste and watched 'Message in the Waves' a documentary which is based on plastic waste in Hawaii. The eco team watched the BBC’s ‘Blue Planet II” which had a fantastic episode about plastic pollution at the end of the series. The eco team have arranged a joint coastal litter picking event for January 2018 with a local primary school which will coincide with a similar pick in Madagascar in the same week. The results from the picks will then be compared and contrasted using numeracy skills in February. The eco team have been enjoying incorporating YRE into Media Studies and English lessons to further develop their skills base.