Save our seas from plastic pollution.

That was the message that children from Loders Primary School wanted to send when they came up with some inspiring artwork using plastic washed up on a beach that they found themselves.

The children worked with local sculptor Peter Margerum to create art with an important message in a one-day session paid for jointly by the school and Transition Town Bridport.

It involved pupils making sculpture from sea plastics - fishing line, plastic straws, sweet wrappings, bits of net and rope from ships - recovered on a local beach clean.

Loders is the first local school to participate but others are set to follow, making something interesting and colourful from 'ugly' waste and educating the next generation too. Pupils produced inspiring creations from lobsters to dolphins to highlight the important message behind the campaign.

Henry, a pupil at Loders, said: “I’ve enjoyed all of it but I particularly enjoyed drilling stuff to make it perfect. I liked failing, where we had to do it again, fail, do it again, until we got it right.”

Fellow pupil Sam added: “I enjoyed being able to use saws and drills and using the plastic to make awesome art.”

The sculptures will be on show in the second half of April during Bridport's Green Fortnight.

Joe Hackett, spokesman for Transition Town Bridport, said: "The theme this year is how to cut down use of plastics and better manage plastic waste. There will be visits to the local recycling centre, film shows, a comedy evening, talks, a green quiz, story-telling and Dorset Waste Partnership is coming to town with their roadshow."

A number of events are planned for Green Fortnight including a film screening of Plastic Ocean, which explores the problems plastic causes, talks and an event in Buckydoo Square.

It will take place again this year between April 14-28.

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