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Three Rivers students showcase recycled art exhibition

 Published on: 21st June 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

Students celebrated the completion of their recycled art exhibition as part of their annual youth council.

On 17 June Three Rivers District Council welcomed 300 students and teachers from 16 local schools contributing to form a hugely impressive exhibition which finishes on July 8 at Artistsmeet, Watersmeet.

The students also discussed their concerns about the environment and shared the projects that they have completed since they last met in October.

Lots of innovative ideas emerged on how to cut down non-recyclable materials and enhance their local environments, which will be implemented by the schools.

The theatre was full and buzzing with enthusiasm and energy to make a difference, including a performance by Yorke Mead School, using an upcycled guitar to sing about the effect we have on the environment and what can be done to improve it.

Councillor Alex Michaels, chair of Three Rivers Youth Council, said: “I’m so proud of the students. Seeing them working together and achieving so much is amazing, and the progress they are making on improving their local communities and environment is breath-taking. 

“They are committed, passionate an enthusiastic and we’ve got a lot to learn from them.”

Duncan Roberts, Headteacher of Little Green School said: “As a group of local primary schools, we aim to empower children to understand their power and their responsibility to make a positive difference to their local community and the wider world. 

“The environment and mental health are vital and interconnected elements critical to our community’s wellbeing and flourishing. I look forward to seeing what the children will do next!”

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