Kids Fight Plastic is a new book published and sold by Walker Books. It aims to teach children how to become a “#2minutesuperhero.” To achieve that status, they have to complete 50 missions to fight plastic at home, in school or on days out.
I can imagine it appealing to many children who are interested in environmental issues.
“Informative, practical and positive, this guide for children is written by Martin Dorey, anti-plastic campaigner and author of the bestselling No. More. Plastic. Martin is the founder of the Beach Clean Network and the #2minutebeachclean movement and believes that small actions add up to make a big difference” ( https://kidsfightplastic.com/)
Kids Fight Plastic has a fourteen-page teacher resource with templates for use in class. It opens with a mission to fight plastic in the classroom, with super hero training and costume making. This would be great fun for children, with a very serious message!
From their website you can buy the book, watch the trailer, download the teacher resources and, in addition, children can enter a competition with prizes of a Litter Pick Board and a class set of Kids Fight Plastic.
This would be a useful book, fitting in with several different projects: superheroes, environmental studies, geography projects, science materials and probably more besides.
“Today’s children are outspoken about plastic – outraged, even – as this disaster is going to affect them more directly than it will us. And, whether we like it or not, we must accept that the actions of older generations (us, in fact) are the single biggest cause of plastic pollution. Children look to us to lead by example. Let’s try to set a good one, starting in the classrooms of every school in the country.
These notes serve as an introduction to the issues facing our planet due to plastic, and demonstrate how kids can fight back in simple ways and undo some of the mess we’ve created.” (From the teacher resources.)