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Our Plastic Oceans Notebook - by Lily


Description - This design was created by Lily during an art and science workshop as part of the ‘Our Plastic Oceans’ project run by Crùbag, in collaboration with Taynuilt Primary School, Renuka Ramanujam, & the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS). 

We, the children of primary 7/6 at Taynuilt Primary School in Scotland, wanted to communicate a message:

My Design"My design shows coral in the water with lots of plastic and micro fibres and some of the coral is floating about because a fishing boat has gone past with a net which has ripped up the coral. I think that the future will look like my design but I hope something will change.

In my design I used crayons to draw the coral and do the rubbings with sequins and stuck some on. I cut out some of my mono printing and stuck that on as microfibres. I used some net to print and used it as some of my microplastics.

My second design shows lots of microfibres and plastics floating around and a jelly fish that is sinking to the bottom of the ocean because it has eaten too much plastic. There is also a whale which has eaten a lot of plastic and it is trying to swim to water where there is no plastic but since there is so much plastic in the sea that won’t ever happen.

In my second design I used crayons to do the microplastics. The print background it paper and I used seaweed to make the blue dots. I used mono printing to do the jelly fish and the whale. I used two different colours to see what it would look like and I think it worked." - Lily, P6, Taynuilt Primary. 

 Giving Back - £5.00 from the purchase of each notebook are donated to Taynuilt Primary School.  The money collected will be managed by the pupils who will choose how much will go to plastic pollution research charities and institutions like SAMS and how much will be used to purchase new science equipment for the school that may otherwise be inaccessible. 

Composition and Size - Notebooks are A5 in size. Traditionally hand-bound with organic cotton and high quality paper. Actual colours may vary from the website display.

Join the mission - These sustainable, colourful and ocean-inspired notebooks are designed by children because they care and want to do more, they are such an inspiration! Each notebook is a bundle of joy and a conversation starter. Every purchase supports marine science and important teaching initiatives to bring environmental sciences closer to the primary pupils right before they go to high school. Don't miss out on these rare collectable pieces. Be part of the mission. 

Our Plastic Oceans Notebook - by Lily
Our Plastic Oceans Notebook - by Lily