To support the local primary school with their Environmental Week, we helped design and build an eco construction project. We began by visiting the school at their assembly. We talked about our project, different construction roles and construction H&S.
Our site donated excess timber, pallets, screws, nails, paint and volunteers to help. We worked with the teachers to keep the project simple so that the children were able to do the majority of the work themselves. They were able to all have a go at different construction roles. The students had been learning about endangered animals and their environment in class and so we made a focus on plastics and the impact this has on the environment. 309 single-use plastic bottles were used to create a fence to contain a wildflower garden. Each plastic bottle was stuffed full of non-recyclable plastic waste. The children learnt about recycling and our issue with single-use plastic. We all gained perspective on the issue when we realised how short-a-time it took to gather 300+ bottles and enough plastic waste to fill them.
This initiative will help to:
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