Local school in running win playground made out of recycled plastic - The Leamington Observer

Local school in running win playground made out of recycled plastic

Leamington Editorial 17th Jul, 2018   0

HOPEFUL schoolchildren are competing to win a new playground with a difference.

Coten End Primary School is in the running to have an eco play area built entirely from recycled plastic.

Recycling company Terracycle is behind the competition which has been entered by ten schools across the nation.

The playground will be built using 900kg of household recycling including milk bottles, plastic drink bottles and containers.




PTA member Catherine Cook – who entered the school into the competition – said if the school did not win, it would take four years to afford a ‘much needed’ playground.

She added: “We hope the local community will support our effort and help us help local children – both children already at the school and ones who come to us in the future.


“This really will leave a lasting legacy for the children of our community.

“Coten End is the largest primary school in Warwick, and with nearly 600 pupils, we do not have enough play apparatus.

“To win this would mean more children can climb, play and swing which is great for them physically as well as mentally.

“Because the playground is made of recycled material, the children can see tangible evidence that recycling really does do amazing things and to win would be incredible for the children and future children at Coten End.”

Visit www.terracyclewinaplayground.co.uk to vote for the school. Voting closes on Tuesday July 24.

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