Sun Hill Infant School's Sunshine Project off to a flying start
Over 40 parents and pupils of Sun Hill Infants school created a cold frame for plants out of recycled drinks bottles on a weekend in March. The children put pictures of flowers and plants to personalise each of the 50 bottles before they were put into the wooden structure put together by handy dads. The event, sponsored by Winchester Action on Climate Change, kick-started the school's Sunshine project, which will lead to building a full size greenhouse made out of used plastic bottles in preparation for the Alresford show.
"We had a great turn out despite the downpour outside, and everybody got stuck in", said Kim Owen Jones, Headteacher of Sun Hill Infants School. "It will be wonderful to get the greenhouse built in the sunshine".
Children also drew their own designs for an eco-home competition. Margot Power, Alresford Town Councillor, was on hand to judge the entries for the design which was won by Izzie Binfield.
The school is appealing for donations of more used plastic bottles to help build the Sunshine project. They need 1500 clear plastic 2-litre bottles of any shape. Bottles can be delivered to the school.