Year 6 Pupils from St Bonaventure’s Catholic Primary School in Bristol have been treated to a workshop about reducing plastic waste in packaging.

“Some of the Year 6 pupils has written an article, Plastic Is Drastic, about reducing plastic waste, and had recommended The Oat Float as one of the ways that local people could achieve this aim,” explained Deputy Head, Mrs Woolley. “The Old Float had been set up by Sam to cut down on plastic use by using the Oat Float, an old milk van, to deliver groceries to its customers into their own containers.

St Bonaventure’s pop-up garden

“Sam read their article and was interested to meet the pupils. He brought the Oat Float to school to talk to Year 6 about his business and inspire them to believe they could make a difference.”

Sam commented, “Having been working on the business for the best part of a year, it was amazing to see the pupils engaged with the weird and wonderful truck we’ve created. Explaining that some of the solutions to the plastic problem, like refilling, are really quite straightforward was great – I hope that they can feel empowered to go out and make a change. More than anything I hope they know that they can make a difference. The problem can seem overwhelming, but the solutions begin with all of us coming together to form a movement – their actions matter!”

Mrs Woolley added that the visit was part of a overall school theme of ‘Care For Our Common Home’ which has also included the school’s own pop up garden and a visit from Thangam Debbonaire, the MP for Bristol West, the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons.