School set to build greenhouse - from plastic bottles
Published on 3rd July 2012
A Sandwell school is planning to build a greenhouse with a difference.
When completed the greenhouse at Ormiston Forge Academy in Cradley Heath, will have been made out of empty two litre plastic bottles.
It is anticipated that the academy will need at least 1,600 bottles to complete the project that is being run with Tipton Litter Watch.
So now an appeal has gone out for plastic bottles. Academy spokesperson Laura Lane said: "This will really be a greenhouse that should look quite different when it is completed.
"Our problem now is that we need bottles - plenty of them," she added.
Alicia Wingfield of Tipton Litterwatch said: "By building their own greenhouse it will not only saves money but will go some way to save the planet but using recycled materials.
"It also enables the pupils to take part in building their greenhouse and use it to grow vegetables to use in the school".
Anyone who can help out is asked to contact the academy on 01384 566598.