Students’ designs on reuseable bags

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Exmouth District High School students Lani Ferwerda, 11, and Olive Seeley, 8 with their winning art.
Camera IconExmouth District High School students Lani Ferwerda, 11, and Olive Seeley, 8 with their winning art.

Students at Exmouth District High School are working to curb plastic entering the surrounding pristine coastline by designing and printing reuseable bags.

The calico bags were used to distribute stationery at the start of the school year and are being used as library bags throughout the term. Working with the Parks and Wildlife service and the Cape Conservation group, the winning designs were created in art class by students Lani Ferwerda and Olive Seeley.

Principal Raymond Denholm said with the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park on their doorstep, it was a “no-brainer” for students to get involved with this project.

“Over the past four years, all of the learning opportunities we have developed for kindergarten to Year 10 students links to our local environment and community,” he said.

“We have worked with scientists from the BHP and CSIRO Ningaloo Outlook project and students have learnt the importance of caring for our environment and reducing our use of non-biodegradable plastics.”

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