On Saturday, the CLSG Plastic Action group went to Margate to join a national 'beach clean-up' organised by the Marine Conservation Society.
To launch their campaign to help CLSG reduce the amount of plastic waste it produces, the group wanted to do something to make a difference outside the school. They joined a group of about 50 volunteers and spent the afternoon picking up, removing and surveying plastic waste along a 500m stretch of beach. After three hours of tirelessly scanning the shingle, the group had removed thousands of pieces of plastic - from discarded drinking bottles to single-use plastic bags - leaving the beach in a much better state than they found it.
This morning, the group gave an assembly to share they work they have been doing and then running a week of campaigning. They hope that many of you will get involved to help make a difference!
In the meantime, you can find out more about what the group has been doing by following their campaign on Instagram: @plasticaction.clsg
Mr Aldridge and Ms Hotchkiss, Chemistry Department