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Plastic jellyfish provide plenty of fun

Sue Grounsell with her granddaughter, Emily Grounsell, at the Jellytastic event SUS-140819-141252001

Sue Grounsell with her granddaughter, Emily Grounsell, at the Jellytastic event SUS-140819-141252001

DOZENS of plastic jellyfish were created on Bognor Regis seafront by eager children.

They made the replica sea creatures from plastic bottles in an art project with a marine conservation theme.

The Jellytastic event on Tuesday was among the latest summer Funshine days held by Bognor Regis Town Council. Among the 50 or so keenly making the jellyfish was Emily Grounsell. The five-year-old from Elmer made three of the sculptures.

She said: “I like making things and I like colouring and I get to take more things home.” She was at the bandstand all day with her grandmother, Sue Grounsell, 61.

The joint project by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight and Sussex Wildlife Trusts featured a 9ft high jellyfish sculpture of 220 plastic bottles by artist Trudt Lloyd Williams.

She said the intention was to show the harm plastic bottles can cause to sea life.

The initiative will end in a display at Brighton’s Onca Gallery in October.

 

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