UK: Burrelton pupils collect plastic bottles to revamp their school greenhouse

Pupils at Burrelton Primary School are calling on the local community to support their eco-friendly initiative to build a greenhouse out of empty two-liter clear plastic bottles. The Perthshire campaign, ‘Bottles for Burrelton’, is being supported by community retailer Scotmid, which has set up bottle collection points at both of its Coupar Angus stores.

The community is encouraged to drop off their empty two-liter clear plastic bottles, which will be recycled and used by pupils to construct their eco greenhouse. This isn’t the school’s first foray into ‘green gardening.’ Burrelton’s first bottle-built greenhouse was established 15 years ago by Judith Paterson, the former PSA for the primary school.

Judith was a keen gardener and wanted to encourage pupils to get involved with the school garden. Judith sadly passed away in 2016, but her legacy has lived on as pupils and teachers at the primary school wish to continue the project in her name and build a new greenhouse for the garden.

The new structure will be built by the children during their Eco time, with the help of Cat MacKay, a local community worker who supports the school.

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