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  1. Recycled Christmas Decoration Competition

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    Spreading some festive cheer, with a focus on sustainability, we invited local primary schools in Newton Abbot and Teignmouth to craft a Christmas decoration made entirely from recycled materials. During the festive period, we all know that excess recycling and waste is created, and so we wanted to spark discussion with the children about the ways in which we can all be greener during the festive period.

    We had very few rules for our competition, to really allow the children’s imaginations free reign with their designs, which resulted in some fantastic, creative entries.

    The entries were shared on our Facebook page, where we invited our followers to vote for their favourite. With a £500 prize for the winning school, the competition was fierce, with over 1,600 votes received!

    We’re delighted to share the entries here 💚

    All Saints Marsh Primary School created this beautiful hanging decoration, containing angels made from old hymn sheets and Christmas stories which were due to be thrown out, as well as old buttons, donated by a member of the community. There are 76 angels in total, representing each of their pupils. Well done, All Saints Marsh!
    This colourful decoration was created by a Year 5 pupil from Bearnes Primary School, using an old magazine. This must have taken an enormous amount of time to create, what a tremendous effort! Well done, Bearnes!
    Our Lady Saint Patrick Primary School – The children at OLSP made this Christmas tree from cardboard, decorated with milk bottle lids for baubles and different ribbons for tinsel. Just behind the main tree, is a smaller one, made from toilet paper tubes, glued together and painted. Very festive! Well done, OLSP!
    Wolborough C of E Primary School’s School Craft Club designed and created these adorable carol singers, gathered around a Christmas tree from toilet rolls/wrapping paper tubes and shredded paper for the snow. Very cute! Well done, Wolborough!
    And finally, our winning submission is Mr Jolly himself from Hazeldown Primary School’s Breakfast/After-School Club. Mr Jolly was made using shredded office paper, an old school sweater, missing buttons and used CDs. We love his happy little face, and are delighted to have him now proudly on display in our Teignmouth office.
    Well done, Hazeldown! A brilliant effort, and some fantastic votes received on our social media post. Pictured: Claire Robins, Assistant (far left) and Operations Manager, Hayley-Jane Smithurst (far right) with Breakfast Club Leader, Lorraine Heal and her Breakfast Club team.
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