Bottling it all up to create greenhouse in Wrexham

Published date: 18 July 2014 |
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ENVIRONMENTALLY friendly children and staff are delighted their new greenhouse has got a lot of bottle.

About 1,500 recycled bottles have been used to help make the greenhouse on the school grounds at St Anne’s School, Wrexham.

It was built as a joint effort between the Caia Park Environmental Group, Youth With a Mission, Groundwork and Nacro.

Dorothy Mitchell, chairman of the environmental group and a governor of St Anne’s, said the project was a huge success.

“For a start, there were a lot of people involved in collecting all the plastic bottles we needed. I would like to say a big thank you to them for their efforts,” she said. “The greenhouse was basically made by cutting out the bottoms of the bottles and then stacking them up using the greenhouse frame.

“We had a lot of help with materials and work to construct the greenhouse. The finished product is wonderful. The pupils can use it to grow plants and produce.

“Also, having this greenhouse is a great way of showing the children how an item such as an empty pop bottle can be put to another use and help the environment.”

Sharon Daltrey, headteacher at St Anne’s, said: “We’re delighted with it, it has been a long project. Hopefully it will be producing lots of fruit and flowers soon. And we’re very grateful for the support from Dorothy.”

Wrexham Mayor Cllr T Alan Edwards, officially opened the greenhouse.

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