Plastic is just fantastic for pupils at a Northumberland school.
For Nunnykirk School for Dyslexia, near Netherwitton, has taken delivery of a colourful new bench, made from 572 recycled plastic milk bottles.
The seating was provided after Nunnykirk pupil Rhys Jefferson won a competition to promote recycling.
The contest was held at the Glendale Children’s Countryside Day in June as part of activities at a joint stand run by Northumberland County Council and Marmax Products, which donated the prize.
The stall aimed to spread the message that all plastic bottles can be recycled by Northumberland householders as milk bottles and shampoo bottles are often found in general waste.
Children from schools across the county were asked to answer five questions on recycling and Rhys was the winning entrant. He also got to choose the colour of the bench.
Nunnykirk Headteacher Carol Hodgson said: “We are delighted to be presented with the bench, which I know the pupils and staff will use regularly.
“It is an added bonus that the bench is made from recycled materials as we have always made sure pupils take an interest in recycling and environmental issues in general.”
For more information on what can and can’t be recycled in Northumberland, visit www.northumberland.gov.uk/waste