Bottle tops help pupils create their own globes for Earth Day

Pupils at Hazeldene Lower School mark Earth Day
Pupils at Hazeldene Lower School mark Earth Day

Pupils from Castle Newnham and Hazeldene Lower School highlighted the importance of recycling on Earth Day by using plastic bottle tops collected to create collages of the globe.

Large boards were painted with globes and green tops were used on the land areas and blue tops to cover the oceans. The backgrounds were black with white bottle tops stuck on as stars and a variety of other tops made colourful outer borders.

Earth collage

Earth collage

Ruth Wilkes, head teacher at Castle Newnham, was delighted to work with Hazeldene to contribute to this important international event. She said: “The children at our schools are very aware of the ecological issues facing the planet. This was a great opportunity for the schools in the Castle Newnham federation to work together to raise awareness of environmental protection on this special day.”

Hazeldene Lower head teacher Helen Ward said: “Our children thoroughly enjoyed making the collage. Every child in the school stuck a bottle top on the collage and they felt as if the were making a real contribution to Earth Day.”

Earth Day is an annual event on which events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 and is now co-ordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.