Prep School Warriors

Students from Rydal Penrhos designed and built eco-friendly upcycled items for the school garden

A group of preparatory school eco warriors produced some fantastic creations as part of a special competition. 

The Rydal Penrhos Eco Committee entered a competition run by The Pod, where three groups designed and built objects for the school’s garden by up-cycling garden tools or materials.

Year 3 group members built a raised bed and bird bath from the top half of a water butt which now has sweet peas growing in the bottom section, while Year 5 designed a Minion made from part of a compost bin, black hosing, wellington boots, gardening gloves, and drain connectors. 

Their design has become the new home for Rydal Penrhos’ lavender plant.

All of the children worked extremely hard in designing and building their entries.

Year 6 pupils associated with the committee designed a decorative dragonfly, which was made from a wooden plank, wellington boots, garden pots, garden wire, and garden netting.

The superb product will soon be on display in the school garden.

Teacher Julie Woodthorpe, said: “All of the children worked extremely hard in designing and building their entries, and thanks to Paul in Maintenance for his help and expertise with the more complicated dragonfly project.

“Thank you to everyone who donated old and unwanted equipment for these projects – you may spot items you donated appearing in the garden in various ways, for example the remainder of the black hosing has been used to make an archway over the new path. We would also like to thank Tal Goed Nursery for the ceramic pots they gave us for our dragonfly project.”

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