‘Green’ house growers

Burlington Junior School'Pupils build an eco greenhouse from empty pop bottles'PA1113-17d'Emily 8, Rosie 8
Burlington Junior School'Pupils build an eco greenhouse from empty pop bottles'PA1113-17d'Emily 8, Rosie 8

BURLINGTON Junior School pupils are building an eco-friendly greenhouse to further their green-fingered pursuits.

Members of the school’s gardening club have been busily constructing a greenhouse with walls made entirely out of plastic bottles.

Burlington Junior School'Pupils build an eco greenhouse from empty pop bottles'PA1113-17a'Group

Burlington Junior School'Pupils build an eco greenhouse from empty pop bottles'PA1113-17a'Group

Pupils across the school have been bringing in their used bottles to add to the structure which, once complete, will be used to house tomatoes and other fruits grown by the club.

Teacher Helen Rose, who runs the gardening club with a colleague, said that the project has many benefits for the youngsters.

She said: “It’s good because not only does it teach the children about recycling, but once it’s ready it’s going to be a great place for the club to grow things like tomatoes, cucumbers and hopefully even melons.

“The children are really excited about it.

“We are about half way through and we hope to have it finished before the next school holidays. I’m surprised how many bottles it’s taking to make - we must have used hundreds already,” added Mrs Rose.