Get young people learning about plastic
Help inspire the next generation of Ocean Guardians
Be part of a world record!
Attempt: "the most plastic bottle boats launched simultaneously, at multiple locations" (and then recycled)
Young people in school today will bear the brunt of the future environmental impact of inadequately managed plastic. This Challenge will develop awareness of the environmental impact of plastic through a Guinness World Record attempt using plastic bottles to make model boats.
Model Boat making is an activity already used by schools in Key Stage One to teach "floating and sinking". We want to encourage schools to look beyond the core curriculum at the environmental impact of plastic, using plastic bottle boats as a platform to develop plastic educational projects across all years of a school.
Calling all teachers...
Sign up and host a world record at your school for the Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge (PBBC). Join us as we simultaneously unite schools all over the world in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.
Please Note: 100% of plastic used in this challenge will then be recycled... obviously!
Ashlands Church of England first school
St Francis Catholic and Church of England Primary Academy
The Hawthorns School
Pipers Corner School
Building a hub of plastic education teaching resources
Clearly one of the fundamental elements of the PBBC is delivering education to both young people and adults. To support all challenge participants, the Plastic Education team have generated a central directory of freely available resources to be used ‘as is’ or as a platform from which to inspire your own team’s planning. Anyone can contribute new lesson plans to the hub and become a part of the Plastic Education community.
You can join our team by sending us your lesson plans.
Our goal is to achieve an exciting and dynamic spread of learning resources to cover all abilities in all year groups across the primary and secondary education sector. These new resources will focus primarily on understanding the issues surrounding this project, readiness for the Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge, environmental concerns and more specific education messaging in plastics such as ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’.
...and don't forget the Case Studies!
Make a boat get afloat!
We think participation is important… if you use it, you respect it… engage to help sustain change. Inspired by boat making and a mass participation World Record we hope students and schools will take the next step and get afloat.
Inspiring the next generation of ocean guardians
We want to increase on water participation and sporting activity. We intend to link schools with local sailing centres and help to get schools afloat, introducing new sailors to our sport with a better understanding of the impact of plastic in our waterways and oceans.
Find out how to get your learners sailing by clicking on the button below.
Islington Boat Club
Clivo Sailing Club
Phoenix Outdoor Centre
Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre
- Get Afloat venue