Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sustainable Coastlines - Plastic Mosaics

The Sustainable Coastlines team are often doing Workshops in Wynyard Quarter at their Sustainable Coastlines Education Station to get young ones to understand the implications of rubbish in the water. They have gone all over the world collecting rubbish from beaches to minimise the impact on the marine life.  They do an amazing job, and if you ever get to come to one of these workshops, you will be amazed at the amount of rubbish they have collected already!

So with the plastic rubbish the kids get to make whatever colourful artwork they want to from any of the plastic waste they have collected into bins.  Freya chose a template that was already drawn on the wood, but then went for a three dimensional look!

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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Workshops on the Waterfront - Cork Boats

Another of the Workshops on the Waterfront workshops was the making of cork boats that could then be put into the pool under the Wind Tree to be raced.  They were made out of plain corks, skewers, ice block sticks and square pieces of paper to make the sails. Some very imaginative boats were being made!