Plastics. Ever since they became mainstream in the 1960’s, many of us were oblivious to the amount of damage they were causing to our beautiful planet, particularly the oceans.
In 2017, Blue Planet II hit our screens, captivating audiences with stunning footage of underwater wildlife. And then came the final episode of the series…
With around 10 million engrossed viewers tuning in from across the UK, Sir David Attenborough delivered a stark, hard-hitting warning about the state of our oceans. The public response was instantaneous.
The last 10 minutes of tonights #BluePlanet2 has left me in tears. The whale and her dead baby she’s been carrying around for days because of us dumb humans.
— Christian O’Connell (@OC) November 19, 2017
This wonderful series has been an eye opener to the beauty in the seas but also the devastating affect humans are having on it. Our abuse of plastic, its disposal and fishing needs to stop now #BluePlanet2
— Lydia Foord (@Lyds00) December 10, 2017
Watching blue planet has made me realise I NEVER want to use plastic again☹️☹️
— Gaby Taylor (@GabTaylor23) November 19, 2017
When it came to selecting the theme for this year’s World AIMS days, the choice was therefore very simple.
What is World AIMS?
World AIMS stands for World Action in Methodist Schools. It is a program that unites the family of 14 Methodist Schools to which Truro School belongs, in the desire to look beyond ourselves to the needs of the local and wider community. The scheme helps students understand that, as a school and as individuals, we have a role and responsibility as citizens in a global village.
The themes of this year’s programme included:
- Identifying alternative sustainable and biodegradable materials to plastic.
- How plastics decompose and pollute the ocean, alternative materials to plastics.
- Simple lifestyle choices to reduce plastic pollution
- Litter picking sessions around Truro.
Video – World Aims at Truro School, 3 and 4 July, 2018
A big thank you to Purple Flame Media who filmed this year’s World Aims days focussing on Our Hidden Worlds.