Pre-school children create giant milk bottle igloo

Pre-school youngsters Nick De Russett, Dave Merrett, Karen Penfold, Jacob Farrington, William Stacey

Pre-school youngsters Nick De Russett, Dave Merrett, Karen Penfold, Jacob Farrington, William Stacey, Ellie Poole, Matt Hale, Siobhan Allin, Aiden Tappin, Gabbie Lawrence, Demi Gerry, Maiko Holness, Summer Campbell, Nicky Mitchell (Pre-School Assistant), Jane Axford (Tamar Trading), Becky Bassett (Duchy College Student), Erika Winch (Pre-School Leader). - Credit: Archant

Clawton Pre-School children create igloo to raise awareness of recycling.

The igloo

The igloo - Credit: Archant

A group of pre-school children have created a giant igloo out of used milk bottles to highlight the global issue of recycling.

The Clawton Pre-School pupils used milk bottles collected and donated by South Molton Recycle to build the five-foot igloo.

The children learnt about shape, space and capacity while they washed the bottles, filled them with sand for the base and glued them together.

Erika Winch, of Clawton Pre-School, said: “It’s important that future generations learn to recycle and reuse and our craft table consists of many household items no longer required.

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“We love having storytime in our igloo and intend to use it early next year as a mini greenhouse to start off our veggie garden.’’

Councillor Chris Leather, Torridge’s lead member for waste and recycling, said: “What a wonderful use of old milk bottles - it’s udderly marvellous what you can do with everyday items.

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“The children at Clawton Pre-School now have a new piece of play equipment that cost nothing to build and they learnt about protecting our environment at the same time.”

Becky Hale, chairman of the pre-school, thanked Tamar Trading in Holsworthy for donating the sand to weight down the igloo.

“We knew it was going to take a lot of cartons to build our igloo so were delighted when South Molten Recycle offered us a helping hand,” she said.

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