From a milk bottle aeroplane to an extensively detailed doll’s house, children at Ross Hill Public School got creative as they learned about recycling last week.
The school embraced Clean Up Australia Day on Monday.
The grounds were given a makeover as children and teachers picked up every speck of rubbish while home-made posters promoting sustainability decorated the walls.
Young duo Joshua Flood and Charlie Romer won the annual poster competition with their joint work.
Teacher Kym Hadley said the boys had “put a huge amount of effort” into the poster which reminded students to “just pick it up and put it in the bin”.
Animals were popular in the sculpture competition, which encouraged students to find interesting ways to reuse waste items.
“There were some beautiful entries,” Ms Hadley said.
“They’re very clever.”
Layla Livermore impressed the judges with her doll’s bedroom, which included a miniature plasma tv, a wardrobe and even a working light.
“It was very well done,” Ms Hadley said.
“The point of it is, instead of going out and buying these toys, they could use rubbish that they could play with and have fun with. It’s to get them thinking about concepts like that,” she said.