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Bottles add up to create local Nottingham school’s Eco Greenhouse

Eco Greenhouse

Over one thousand plastic bottles have been used to make an eco-greenhouse at local school in Nottingham.

Pupils and parents at Stanhope Primary school collected 1000 bottles to build the greenhouse for their renovated school garden along with new raised beds. The ends of the bottles were removed and the bottles were slid on to garden canes, which are attached to wooden frames to make the roof and walls. The school intends to grow tomatoes, runner beans and broad beans.

Megan from Nexus Fostering said “We are committed to making a difference in local communities, and as a local fostering agency we are keen to support sustainable initiatives. Well done to everyone involved and we hope it can provide the pupils heaps of fun and learning for the future’.

Stanhope Primary school is one of many schools to build an eco-greenhouse through a scheme run by The Carlton Rotary Club in Nottingham. The handover took place on the 9th February. Amy, Headteacher at Stanhope Primary School thanked Nexus Fostering and all the volunteers including the pupils and parents for their wonderful collection of over 1,000 2-litre bottles and their work cutting the bottoms off in preparation for the build. Rotary organiser, Colin, presented the school with a “starter pack” of seeds and pots ready for planting. The children and teachers are keen to get started and grow some vegetables.

Nexus Fostering funded the build of the eco greenhouse, which provides an exciting new learning facility, encouraging pupils to grow their own produce as part of the National Curriculum, while playing our part in reducing plastic waste.




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Date published

27 February 2024

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