Scotch College students combine French and art to make reusable cotton bags

Scotch College students Thomas Magtengaard, Sebastian Carmichael, Nicholas Lovegrove and Cameron Motherwell
Scotch College students Thomas Magtengaard, Sebastian Carmichael, Nicholas Lovegrove and Cameron Motherwell

YEAR 5 students at Scotch College have created reusable cotton bags in their French and art classes to learn about the effects of plastic bags on the environment.

The aim of the project is to inform students about why the change has been made, not preparing them for the ban on plastic bags.

The students design their own bags and write messages on them letting people know the consequences of using plastic bags; one side of the bag shows sea turtles or whales while the other side reads “Don’t use a plastic bag! Save a turtle/whale” in French.

Scotch College Community and Service director David Kyle said the project incorporated environmental issues into various subject areas.