When underwater diver and videographer, Will Allan, who also happens to be an alumnus of Knowlton Academy, came to visit the K.A. students at the second annual career day, they were so inspired by his presentation of “Revolution” that the outcome was a pro-active movement by the Secondary One students to make their school a plastic straw-free zone. As well, they aim to encourage other schools and eateries to follow suit. These students that are about to transition from Knowlton Academy to Massey-Vanier High School have done a lot of research on the impact of discarded plastic straws. “We chose the project because of the ocean. If we use plastic, it is killing our coral, endangering our sea life. We love our planet and want to protect it,” explained Ben McAuley. Odessa Roslin chimed in to say that her class had found out just how bad straws are when they watched “Revolution”. “We wanted to find out more so we watched a Ted Talk with nine-year-old Molly Speer from Australia. She started a movement at her school that soon became “Straws-No-More”. Eventually her drive to rid plastic straws caught on so much that Molly ended up speaking about her mission on Ted Talk. “Straws get stuck in the noses of sea-turtles,” bemoaned Roslin. See full story in the Tuesday, June 5 edition of The Brome County News.