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June 07, 2019
Durban, South Africa: During the month of May, the Park Boulevard Centre ran their annual recycling competition, urging Primary School learners between Grades 1-7 to enter. The brief was slightly different this year, in that the learners had to take recyclable materials and repurpose them in order to create another use for the original item.
Tied in third place, we have Kethu Makhathini (Grade 6) from St Michaels Primary who created a bag out of Checkers packets and Mohammed Aqueel Khan (Grade 6) from Effingham Heights Primary who submitted a blue tray made from plastic straws. From St Michaels Primary, the runner up was Esperance Mishehe who made plastic earrings. And the winner for 2019 was Effingham Heights Primary learner, Gabriella Achary, who created a light made out of plastic spoons.
Gabriella Achary took home R1500 for herself and by being the winning entrant she also won R5000 for her school. Esperance Mishehe won R850 and both Kethu Makhathini and Mohammed Aqueel Khan won R500 each.
An overwhelming amount of entries were received, from piggy banks made out of bottles, dresses made out of paper and plastic, a bottle and zip turned into a pencil case, to a backpack made from paper and black bags - and so many more, making it a really tough task for the representatives from the Park Boulevard Centre to narrow it down to the top three winners.
Speaking at the prize giving was Bernice Clarisse, Park Boulevard – Broll Property Manager who said, “I was so impressed with the enthusiasm and creativity shown in all items submitted from the various schools. It really was a tough decision to select our worthy winners. That being said, we are really overjoyed that we could form part of the process together with the participating schools to teach the children more about recycling and reducing waste, while having fun.”
Park Boulevard Centre, as part of this promotion, also donated R1500 to Wildtrust.
All the winning recycled items are currently on display at the Park Boulevard Etchings Gallery until this weekend, so take some time to view some of the creative works from all the children who participated in this competition.