Students use the write stuff to raise awareness about plastic waste

YOUNG VOICES: All Saints' College Year 9 students with the written responses to their concerns about the impact of plastic waste. Photo: SUPPLIED
YOUNG VOICES: All Saints' College Year 9 students with the written responses to their concerns about the impact of plastic waste. Photo: SUPPLIED

YEAR 9 geography students at All Saints’ College have been learning the power of the pen.

Last term, the students studied a unit on Aquatic Biomes, with a particular focus on the shocking consequences of plastic rubbish in our oceans and waterways.

The students wrote a series of letters to businesses, government organisations and individuals, asking them to raise awareness of the seriousness of the problem.

The students have been delighted to receive responses from the Prime Minister’s Office, the NSW Premier’s Office, Calare MP Andrew Gee and the BTN television show.

And the encouraging responses did not stop there.

Perhaps most exciting for the students was confirmation from Australian Geographic that it plans to publish a letter written by Holly Stokes and Hannah Kelly in their next edition, along with a photo of some of the All Saints’ students.

It seems the voices of young Australians are being heard.