A PROJECT bringing the classroom to the beach in Prestatyn is seeking 'Bags of Help' to combat plastic waste.

Groundwork North Wales' Coastal Skills Prestatyn project are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awarded to community projects.

Shoppers can vote for the project which will provide a mix of classroom and beach-based learning sessions for primary school groups in the Prestatyn area, to educate children about threats to our oceans, and how communities can take action.

Emma Ellis – Group Funding Officer for Groundwork North Wales is excited about the opportunity to be involved with the Tesco’s Bags of Help project; “Tesco’s Bags of Help Project is an exciting opportunity for community projects such as our Coastal Skills Prestatyn to receive the funding needed to allow the projects to be successful and of benefit to their local community”.

The project will highlight marine issues in Prestatyn through a combination of sessions, allowing children the chance to investigate local wildlife, to carry out practical experiments linked to plastics and waste, and to design materials to encourage their community to dispose of waste responsibly.

Voting is open in Tesco Prestatyn until the end of June 2019 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

To find out more about Groundwork North Wales please visit groundworknorthwales.org.uk, call on 01978 757524or email info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk .