Science Competition - Problem Plastics

Across the school, children from all classes have been busy up-cycling plastic bottles! Following our Science Week, where we looked at the problems that plastic is currently causing in the environment, a competition was set which encouraged children to think of alternative uses for these problem plastics. The aim of the competition was to continue to raise awareness of recycling and to raise some money towards new science resources for the school, as well as having fun and designing an exciting product with a new use. The response was fantastic and the children at the Meadows certainly showed how imaginative they are. Below are some examples of the amazing designs that we saw:


A beautiful range of plant containers to brighten up the classroom.


Many different animals which were designed as toys, money boxes and candle holders.

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Other uses including rockets, bird feeders, jewellery holders, musical instruments, a spade, insect homes and even a windmill!


Thank you very much to everyone who entered the competition. It was very difficult to choose winners as all of the creations were amazing. There could only be 4 winners, however, (2 from each Key Stage) who can be seen with their designs and prizes below:


Congratulations to Matilda (with her colourful and practical watering can), Tizzy (with her self-watering plant container), Ellenor (with her beautiful plant pot with flowers in every direction) and Tilly (with her smart and useful pencil cases). There was some great ideas and science behind your products, well done.