Up-cycling project in English
Year 8 have completed an up-cycling project in English this week.
They used various items destined for the rubbish and made them into useful and attractive items. Cardboard tubes, old clothes, water bottles, milk cartons and other leftovers were utilised to create vases, toys, pencil cases, games and music speakers. The learners explained to their peers how they created their up-cycled article, the difficulties they encountered and how it could be developed further.
Kate Davies was surprised at how successfully her speaker, made out of an empty tube, increased the quality of the music playing on her mobile phone.
A jam jar made into a soap dispenser and decorated with nail varnish by Siret Hatton, will make a fabulous Christmas present for someone.
Sammi Cassidy’s game was tested by Josh Formston and Reuben Sanderson-Roberts. They were impressed with its sturdiness despite it being made out of two milk cartons.
Warren Parry-Jones’ snail money box illustrated how you could make something attractive in 5 minutes.
Chloe Fleming and Alexa Lohman created a stress head and a soft toy out of old clothes. Alexa even created the pattern for her toy herself.
This activity’s aim was to develop speaking skills and build confidence in speaking in front of an audience.