7,000 bottle lids collected for penguin sculpture
April 15, 2020

Thousands of bottle lids have been collected for a Preparatory School eco-project at Rydal Penrhos.

Since the start of the spring term in January, Prep School children have been collecting plastic bottle lids and recycling them in our penguin sculpture, which is nearly half full and looking absolutely fantastic.

The Eco Committee have been very busy counting the lids before they have been put in the sculpture.

They have collected 7,122 plastic lids so far, with plenty more still come when the school returns following the coronavirus closure.

Penguin Sculpture Rydal Penrhos

Brecon House managed to collect the most with a superb 3,017, closely followed by Pembroke and Snowdon with 2,714 and 1,391 respectively.

Julie Woodthorpe, teacher and eco committee leader at Rydal Penrhos Prep School, said: “The aim of our sculpture is to raise awareness of the problem of plastic in the environment, in particular our world oceans, and the need to recycle and reuse plastic.

“Most importantly, we hope it will help everyone understand the importance of reducing the use of plastic by finding sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives.

“We will be resuming collection of plastic lids once everyone is back in school, however, I hope that this activity will also help everyone to think about alternatives to plastic.”