England women’s football star and Sky Sports presenter partners with Sky Ocean Rescue and Premier League to launch competition to find the best ideas to remove single-use plastic from UK schools


The Premier League and Sky Ocean Rescue have launched a new competition to get children thinking creatively about how they can reduce their use of single-use plastic at school or in their community.

The competition was launched at Princess May Primary School by England star and Sky Ocean Rescue Ambassador, Alex Scott.

“I’m passionate about working with young people to create a positive change around this important issue. Children are the future and will suffer most at the hands of single-use plastic and so I’m excited to see the kids taking a lead today, pledging to make changes to help save our planet.” - Alex Scott, Sky Ocean rescue Ambassador


The competition will run until 22nd March and 10 lucky schools will win a day at the Sky Academy Studio in London. The overall winner will win a visit from the famous Sky Ocean Rescue whale, Plasticus, the Premier League Trophy, plus some exciting special guests.

Any primary school can enter the competition, all they have to do is log onto the plprimarystars.com website where they can download the information pack.

In addition to details on the competition, the packs also contain fun challenges and games that are designed to help kids understand the damage that single-use plastic is having on our environment.

The Primary Stars programme is in 15,000 schools across the UK and is supported by over 101 clubs from the Premier League and EFL who will help deliver this brand-new module.

“The Primary Stars programme has been a brilliant vehicle to drive change and ignite passion in our young people and the addition of the new ocean module and competition will be no different. I’m looking forward to seeing the impact that our young people could potentially have as we all try and find ways to cut down our use of single-use plastic.” - Premier League