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IB students learn to sew sustainable!

 
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Mountain Creek State High School International Baccalaureate students from Years 10 – 12 have commenced a new CAS project called Boomerang Bags. Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source. The students have volunteered each Wednesday afternoon to make re-useable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Mountain Creek State High School International Baccalaureate students from Years 10 – 12 have commenced a new CAS project called Boomerang Bags. Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source. The students have volunteered each Wednesday afternoon to make re-useable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

The overall aim of the initiative is to donate the bags to friends, family, colleagues, local business’s, as a plastic bag alternative that can be used and reused, or passed on to others in need. The aspiration of the BB creators is to work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use – one community, needle and thread at a time!

The students have learnt to work as a team and problem solve to maximise the amount of bags created from each piece of op-shop material, and gained useful sewing skills. Students have found this to be a rewarding experience as they can see the fruits of their labour immediately and know it will have a positive impact upon their community.

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Last reviewed 06 December 2018
Last updated 06 December 2018