James with the winning pupils at the plastic-free poster exhibition launch
James with the winning pupils at the plastic-free poster exhibition launch

An exhibition opened at Bury Art Museum today displaying the winning posters produced by the pupils from schools taking part in James Frith’s #PlasticPledgeBury campaign.

Eight schools across Bury, Tottington and Ramsbottom are participating in the first year of the campaign, co-ordinated by local teacher Laura Chepner, which aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution and commit the schools, children and families to taking action to reduce single-use plastic.

Each school had its pupils design a poster and four winners were chosen from each. Their work will be displayed in Bury Art Museum for the next month.

James said: “I was bowled over by the effort put in by the children and their commitment to raising awareness and reducing single-use plastic waste. Each school has committed to taking some specific actions and I look forward to visiting each at the end of the year to see what progress they’ve made. I’d encourage local residents to check out the exhibition!”

You can see more photos from the exhibition launch below.

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