Children have fun recycling

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CHILDREN have been learning how to be more green at a recycling workshop in Eastney.

Members of the Green Neighbours Project helped organise the ‘fashion reloved, music recycled’ event at the Eastney Community Centre.

Two workshops were held where children aged between eight and 14 were given some old clothes and tasked with re-designing them, using different buttons and unwanted items.

A second group then had to make their own music using old pots and pans. They created a drumset and brought it all together for a musical fashion show.

Kelly Martin, environment and recycling officer at Portsmouth City Council, said: ‘It went really well. The young people really enjoyed it.

‘I think they got a lot out of it just being able to be really creative. After we had made their costumes we had somebody who did their hair and make up.’

And Kelly added that it was good for the children to learn the importance of recycling.

‘I think young people especially are aware of being able to reuse things,’ she said.

‘I think they are a lot better at it than adults.

‘They are quite creative and can make things out of anything.

‘With the drumming workshop they were able to make lots of noise and be as loud as they wanted to be.’




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