Thursday, June 08, 2006

UK- London, Hackney - Be Recreative

Hackney council celebrated The Big Recycle 2006 at Hackney Council's BIG Recycle Day on Saturday 3rd June at London Fields Park. This year Hackney hosted a family fun day with the Reuse theme on mind, including mini reuse workshops, face painting, bouncy castle and stalls with participation from organisations including ecoACTIVE, Morph. In addition to these activities, the day also showcased artwork from children from four local schools- Hackney Free and Parochial, Mossbourne Community Academy, London Fields Primary and St John the Baptist Primary. This exhibition was the culmination of the BeReCreative project, which aimed to get children thinking creatively within the framework of "reduce and "reuse" by making use of materials that would have been discarded.

Two local artists have been working with two schools each to help design and create artowrks, useful household items, musical instruments or any other concept using recyclable materials. Prizes were awarded to all four schools. The best innovative work was based on sustainability, the amount of material used, aesthetics and functionality.

The weather on that saturday really helped and people created pledges and sticked them on 30 green boxes laid out in the field. These are some of the photos of the day:

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