For the last month we have been rejoined at the center by Julian (who last year ran a recycled plastic, kite making project), who has been back teaching our students again. (Photos our courtesy of him at blueskytravel).
His project has moved on to creating flowers from waste plastics, for decoration, or to add to shoes/hair ties. The process begins with a discussion on the environment, then over a few sessions collecting and cleaning discarded plastic bags from our local area, making these into flowers (different sizes, colours etc), and finally re-discussing environment issues to see what the children have learned.
The main aim is to teach children about the importance of the environment and our impact on it through fun activities. The children really engaged in the project and have learned some valuable lessons about caring for the environment and re-purposing things which do not need to be waste.