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Stem the Flow Challenge Underway

Schools across the West Partnership are taking on the challenge of plastic pollution

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest challenges facing the world, and has an effect on everything from flooding to air quality and even our food. Keep Scotland Beautiful, The West Partnership and Education Scotland are joining forces to support Upstream Battle across the West Partnership Collaborative, with two STEM challenges (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) that will suggest engineering solutions to help tackle plastic pollution issues in the River Clyde.

The first workshops have been held at Kilmacolm Primary School, Uddingston Grammar School and Kilbowie Primary School and now teachers from 29 schools across the West Partnership will lead pupils in a project to research and develop ideas to tackle plastic pollution.

Pupils can choose to look at ways of collecting plastic that is already in the Clyde, or ways of preventing plastic from getting into the Clyde in the first place.  They will also collect data to inform their solutions and then display this for people across the Clyde Valley region to see. 

Projects will run from April 2019 to a celebration event taking place in June 2019, where they will be able to see what other teams have come up with and present their solution to judges.  We can't wait to see what pupils come up with!

Find out more about our Upstream Battle campaign and how you can get involved.

29 March 2019

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