Teach your KS2 kids about plastic pollution

Children in classroom

Explore the importance of the oceans and the impact that plastic pollution is having on marine ecosystems with free classroom resources aimed at KS2 pupils, co-created by Young Citizen and eXXpedition, with support from Slaughter and May.

There are 5 trillion fragments of plastic floating on the surface of our oceans.



  • Guides students from the plastic problem to solutions
  • Uses a real-life research team to engage students in the topic
  • Includes video


  • Best if run in one session, rather than on multiple days

Making a difference

Over 80% of secondary schools in the UK have used Young Citizen's programmes or teaching materials

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: CDC