5th Graders Participate in 'Skip the Straw' Event

Tandem 5th graders have been learning about how plastics affect the environment and especially our oceans. Today, they participated in the Skip the Straw event held at City Space with four other area schools to inspire people to quit using single-use plastics such as straws and grocery bags. Students created posters for the event; each school got to choose one student poster to share. Tandem's chosen poster design, voted on by 5th grade classmates, was by Oscar Davies - see the photo of his design here. His poster, along with the chosen posters from other schools in the event, will be printed and shared with local businesses to help promote awareness of plastics pollution. Watch for it downtown!

After their Skip the Straw event, 5th graders even got to enjoy some down time together at a nearby park.