AN author has written a story and a poem to educate children on the dangers of plastic pollution.

Blackburn born author Christina Gabbitas launched her Save Us story in 2018 about a seal, sea turtle and whale that could help educate primary age children understand more about plastic pollution.

She said: “Plastic pollution is set to treble in the next decade unless action is taken to deal with the problem”

The author also penned a poem called Save Us From Plastic, that is now set to have thousands of primary age children across the UK reciting the rap in the hope of winning Book tokens worth £300 can also be won for their school, and author visits from some of the judges which include, Michael Bradley, Poet & Author Matt Goodfellow, and Poet Donovan Christopher.

Michael Bradley said: “This is another brilliant positive project that I have been involved with that Christina has organised and a great way to help educate children on such an important topic.”

On November 23, Ms Gabbitas will be joined by primary age children on stage in Blackburn Town Centre at the Blackburn Lights switch on where she will stage a read aloud of the story and will lead the children in a mass Save Us From Plastic rap.

Teachers are encouraged to visit to download and print the rap version of her poem.

The book is currently being showcased in the People’s Book Prize.