Last year our pupils were involved in creating an eco-brick as part of our Portstewart Strand single use Plastic Free campaign last summer. The National Trust were delighted with the sculptures that were created and are now extending this campaign further into the wider community by running several events.
The first being;
Community Litter Pick on Portstewart Strand on Sat 29th February as our contribution to our big Leap for Nature. All families are welcome to attend. The event will run from 10am – 12 noon, meeting just in front of Harrys Shack.
They have also secured funding to allow 20 adults to work with the local artist Louise McClean from Atlantic Weavers. Louise will lead a series of workshops over 4 weeks teaching the traditional skill of basket weaving. Each participant will have the chance to, learn this skill and create their own basket by the end of the sessions.
The baskets will be made by weaving natural materials together and selected materials found on the Strand from litter picks making a bold statement in their design. These baskets will then be stationed at the beach and will be available to anyone wanting to collect litter, taking away the need to use any plastic bags.
If you would like to be involved in creating the baskets, you will have to be available on the following dates; 2, 9, 16 & 23 March from 7.00 – 9.00 pm at Flowerfield Arts Centre.
Spaces are limited, so please book your place by following the link below:
Finally, use these new baskets in another Community Beach Clean. Again, as many families who wish to attend will be made most welcome.
This will run on;
Thursday 9th April, Community Litter Pick on Portstewart Strand. The event will run from 10:30am – 12:30pm, meeting just in front of Harrys Shack.