Scrap metal company Sunberg Limited, London, has teamed up with Clore Shalom Primary School in Shenley, England, to create an addition to their garden – a greenhouse made from plastic bottles. Sunberg Limited says the structure is being used as a teaching focus for the outside environment and to show the children what can be created with recycled materials.
According to a news release from Sunberg Limited, the project has involved the school community collecting 1,500 two-litre plastic bottles. After a grand opening for the Greenhouse in late April 2013, it will then be filled with seedlings planted by students and surrounded by stones that have been painted by the students for the occasion.
“As a company involved in the recycling industry, we firmly believe in working with young people to develop their commitment to sustainable living and recycling,” says Tina Brunner of Sunberg Limited, who helped direct the greenhouse project. “This is the second time that we have worked with Clore Shalom and, once again, we have thoroughly enjoyed our involvement with the school. We are delighted that the children embraced the greenhouse project and that they will now have a lasting reminder of imaginative recycling in their garden.”
Faculty members from the school likewise state enthusiasm for the project. “It has been wonderful to feel the support of the whole school community and to see the children’s enthusiasm,” says Niki Jackson, Head of Early Years at Clore Shalom. “The children have really learnt how to care for our world in a creative and unique way.”
Sheree Oxenham, Headmistress of Clore Shalom, comments, “Seeing this project develop over the months has been really exciting. The commitment and shared vision of the whole school community brought together by this project has been so worthwhile. This project has combined hands-on education and the values of caring for the world. We have a functional product that the whole school has contributed to.”
Clore Shalom School is a primary day school in Shenley, Hertfordshire, U.K., that serves the local and wider Jewish community.