If you happened to have passed through the library recently, you may have seen the large, new addition to the S. Anselm’s family residing there. This is Shellie, Year 2’s giant sculpture of a turtle made out of recycled items as part of our campaign to raise awareness of the threats to the ocean. Having spent the term learning about the wonders of the sea, the children also studied the various threats and dangers to life in the ocean through plastic and litter problems, over-fishing, human divers damaging coral reefs, oil spills and general pollution problems.
Having designed and made eye-catching posters, Year 2 wanted to make a memorable statement that would make people think about their plastic usage, and so the idea for the giant turtle began. It was a great collaborative and creative experience as everybody was involved in many aspects of the making process. Huge thanks to Miss Pink who gave us lots of help and support to help create Shellie and well done to all of Year 2 for your hard work, energy and commitment to make her!