Tonypandy Community College students have plunged into the campaign to eradicate plastic waste from our oceans at this year’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) week.

Led by the college’s science department, students immersed themselves in the “under the sea” experience to focus on this growing global problem.

Under the direction of Abby Daley, Alicia Davies and Adrian Evans. students explored the science of life in our oceans.

A school-wide drive throughout the week to collect used plastic bottles demonstrated the topical issue of plastic waste.

Students of the eco group also visited the beaches of Porthcawl to undertake a litter pick.

In the coming weeks they will continue to work towards opportunities to reduce plastic waste in their every day lives.

The highlight of the week was a workshop delivered by Andrew Harrison of Linear Plastics, Steven Richings of Edwards Diving Services and John Weston of Careers Wales on the importance of STEM in their companies and across the growing Welsh economy.

The College would like to thank both Linear Plastics and Edwards Diving Services who, in addition to the workshop, donated bespoke custom-made trophies for the winners of the STEM competitions.

Nathan Morris year 8 and Sadie Arundell from Year 9 also received an Amazon gift voucher.

Well done to all the science team for their hard work and dedication to provide such a valuable experience for students.