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Local schools ‘Pass On Plastic’!

15 May 2019

Last week three local schools were invited to Hillsborough to celebrate their participation in Sheffield Wednesday’s #PassOnPlastic campaign.

Wharncliffe Side, Walkley and Hillsborough Primary Schools all attended the stadium – where the children were in for a treat…

The day kicked off with an opening show from local artist Ray Bubbles, who creates impressive and plastic-free bubbles of all shapes and sizes.

Following the display, schools were invited on to the pitch for a unique opportunity to have photos taken in front of the Kop and inside the net, a real privilege for the delighted school groups!

After the morning’s entertainment, the schools were separated and the workshops began, running into the afternoon so the classes were able to participate in all the activities.

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In one room, Ray demonstrated how the schoolchildren can make their own plastic-free bubbles!

Across the room, another group would be creating money banks from old plastic bottles – and rest assured, there were plenty of blue and white creations!

The third group were given a unique tour of Hillsborough, allowing for the youngsters to see behind the scenes of the stadium and walk down the tunnel.

Each school had the chance to take part in all three activities, providing a well-rounded day for all.

Premier League Co-Ordinator Isobel Dunn has led the #PassOnPlastic campaigns, engaging local schools with the club.

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She said: “To round off our Pass On Plastic campaign for this academic year, the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme invited all schools who have taken part in the pass on plastic workshops to a day at SWFC.

“The workshops have been very successful, and it’s been great to see both the schools and the pupils take an interest in the project, making pledges to reduce single use plastic.

“SWFCCP are looking forward to continuing the work with SWFC to deliver this message and encourage more people to reduce their use of single-use plastics.”

Sheffield Wednesday look forward to welcoming more community activities and workshops as part of our commitment to #PassOnPlastic next season.


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