Pupils build eco-friendly greenhouse from old bottles

PUBLISHED: 13:30 27 September 2011

Ashcombe primary school pupils making a greenhouse out of plastic bottles for environmental week.

Ashcombe primary school pupils making a greenhouse out of plastic bottles for environmental week.

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PUPILS from Ashcombe Primary School went without electricity for a whole day last week in order to learn about being environmentally-friendly.

The school’s green day taught children how to conserve energy, protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions.

Each child took in a used plastic bottle from home and used them to build a greenhouse made of 1,400 bottles.

The greenhouse will be used by year five children to grow their own vegetables.

The whole school dressed in green and learned about recycling.

Teacher Stuart Goodhand said: “The day was a great success and made children realise our reliance on electricity in this modern world.”

Teachers thanked Homebase for donating half the materials for the greenhouse and Bradfords Builders Merchants who supplied the rest at cost price.

They also thanked Alan Taylor for building the framework and all the parents for helping throughout the day.

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