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Children at Earlsmead Primary School create 'wishing tree' as part of Veolia Haringey’s War on Waste scheme
Pupils at a primary school in Tottenham have used a £300 grant to create a wishing tree made from recycled materials.
Children at Earlsmead Primary School, in Broad Lane, took on the project after the school received the money as part of Veolia Haringey’s War on Waste grant scheme.
The school was one of five which took part in the scheme and the tree, which is made by reusing plastic bottles and fabric, was created to raise awareness of environmental issues and consumerism.
Pupils used the tree to write wishes for a better environment and placed them on the tree – they included “I wish people didn’t litter that much” and “I wish for more trees around the school”.
Marketa Fojtaskova, the school's eco club coordinator, said: “It was a useful and interesting project that integrated reusing materials and reflecting on issues of waste through the art.
“It was beneficial for the children to be part of the process of making it and involved the whole school community by bringing in plastic bottles.”
The scheme was organised by Veolia Environmental Services’ education team, as part of the Waste Warriors outreach programme.
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