Worksop: Eco-friendly Redlands pupils display ‘Earth map’ to mark launch of 5p bag charge

Former Redlands Primary School pupils, from left, Libby Johnson, Lily Walshaw and Morgan Elshaw with their map of the world made from weaving plastic bags from the town's supermarkets, which is on display at the Library.

Former Redlands Primary School pupils, from left, Libby Johnson, Lily Walshaw and Morgan Elshaw with their map of the world made from weaving plastic bags from the town's supermarkets, which is on display at the Library.

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Young ‘eco warriors’ from Redlands Primary School in Worksop marked the national launch of the 5p bag charge by creating a piece of artwork made entirely out of plastic bags.

The Earth map, which is currently on display to the public at Worksop Library and will later be displayed at Sainsbury’s, was constructed by pupils in Year 6 as part of their study into how supermarkerts and other organisations are trying to help the environment.

The youngsters spent weeks patiently cutting carrier bags from Wilkinson’s, Marks and Spencer and other shops into long strips before carefully threading them through wire to create the Earth map. Pictured, from left, are Libby Johnson, Lily Walshaw and Morgan Elshaw with the project.