Quinns Rock Primary hothouse holds green message


Teacher David Fernandez with students Chloe Davis, Max Bennett, Sonny Geddes, Andrew Garcervic and Carolanne Newman.          d459900
Teacher David Fernandez with students Chloe Davis, Max Bennett, Sonny Geddes, Andrew Garcervic and Carolanne Newman.         d459900

A QUINNS Rocks teacher hopes to collect almost 1500 plastic bottles to build a garden hothouse.

Quinns Rocks Primary School teacher David Fernandez recently appealed for bottle donations through the school’s ‘Reuse Renew Recycle’ newsletter.

“I know it sounds odd but I need 1440 two-litre drink bottles to make a recycled bottle hothouse with the kids,” he said.

“I have a wire cage in the bay area just outside of the Living Laboratory for the collection site; kids, parents, friends can chuck them there at any time.”

Mr Fernandez said the project would help reduce waste and was “saving the planet a little bit at a time”.

He also wants donations of clean old socks, plastic bags and ice-cream containers with lids, preferably blue.