SBHS won the challenge

Southland Boys' High School (SBHS) pupils (from left) Bailey McClelland (12), Luke Temaro (12) and Dylan Bryan Whatson (12) with some of the plastic bags they collected.

Southland Boys’ High School (SBHS) and Southland Girls’ High School took part in the Interschool Plastic Bag Challenge for Years 7 and 8 pupils organised by the Invercargill City Council Youth Council.

SBHS won the challenge with 6964 plastic bags and will receive a bench seat made of 16,000 recycled plastic bags.

The project was developed to raise awareness about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a 15-year plan adopted by the UN to achieve a better future for the planet, people and prosperity.

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