Recycled festive message in Wanneroo

Year 2 students Sayge Arkley and Sascha Muir decorate a tree with their recycled creations. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d446724
Year 2 students Sayge Arkley and Sascha Muir decorate a tree with their recycled creations. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d446724

RECYCLED decorations adorn seven Christmas trees at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre.

To help the museum get in to the festive spirit, schools were invited to make their own decorations from recycled materials as part of the Festival of the Trees.

The project was also to promote recycling in the community and encourage children to think about reusing materials in a fun way.

Padbury Primary School deputy principal Kim Atkins said her Year 2 students were very excited to take part.

For two weeks, and with help from many parents, the students created a range of decorations including reindeer and Christmas trees from sticks, gum nut and yoghurt container bells, bottle top snowmen and penguins from old CDs.

Other schools to take part included Wanneroo, Pearsall and Springfield (Kallaroo) primary schools and St Anthony’s (Wanneroo), Gladys Newton (Balga) and Burbridge (Koondoola) schools.

The winning tree went to Pearsall Primary School, with the students invited back to the museum earlier this month to celebrate and meet storyteller Glenn B. Swift.

Its tree is on display in the museum, while a special mention went to Gladys Newton School with its tree displayed in the Wanneroo Library.

The other trees are on display in the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre foyer.