Well the final countdown.... last week of building scales with these talented young creative wonderful minds..
I also was invited to St. Canices BNS in Finglas.. where Miss Bolger's 1st class boys had saved 350 bottles in their class room from their government supplied school lunches. A great lesson on her part to show the boys how quickly it all piles up and doesn't just magically disappear!
Back in in D8 with Miss Whyte's class at Francis St CBS we also got to try to the carcass of the snake for size and I showed the children development pictures of the snakes head which is currently being sprayed by Marc in our polly-tunnel at home in Laois.
Kelly Bermingham from St Patrick's cathedral also came in to visit and we had a rehearsal of the song " Plastic" created by Eoghan Desmond. This song will be performed by the local schools ( St Brigid's, St. Enda's, Francis St CBS, Warrenmount and the D8 scouts) who have also participated , alongside with presentation of the snake in in the Cathedral next Thursday night at 6pm! FREE tickets shave to pre-booked on line just click here folks https://stpatrickscathedral.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/21373?branches.branchID=1045&_ga=2.14025591.1782793719.1554043697-1996397658.1554043697
PLEASE DO COME ALONG FOR WHAT PROMISES TO BE A GREAT EVENING!
Well another great week working with the young people of Dublin 8- CMS Learning centre, St Francis CBS and the YMCA after school group. While the snake's head has to be structurally built at home - due to its size ( I hope it will fit out the studio door), it was full steam ahead with sorting plastics and building scales in Dublin. Then later in the day we had some great drawings and quotes from the after school group. I feel very privileged to be working with such wonderful enthusiastic young people and also great to hear that thousands of school pupils worldwide have abandoned classrooms for another day of protest against climate change.
ONE day of school lunch wrappings from ONE school ...along with ONE weeks crisp packets collected outside school all go to make the scales of the first 10 ft of our Snake!
Taylo and King: Ditch the plastic
With 500 packs of Tayto are sold every minute this amounts to two hundred sixty-two million eight hundred thousand crisp packets every year. The composite material conventionally used to keep crisps fresh is not biodegradable and cannot be recycled so that's an awful lot of landfill and poison for the environment. Given the current single use plastic crisis we are asking Largo foods to address this issue IMMEDIATELY and come up with a solution to change the materials for their packets to one which is recyclable or even more preferably a non-plastic environmentally friendly material. www.peopleagainstplastic.ie
Annie Holland is an Irish artist and photographer currently engaged in artworks that tackle and highlight, the growing problems of plastic pollution.