A group of children in Blackburn have been using recycled products to make animal sculptures which will be displayed at King Georges Hall. 

The eco club at Pleckgate High School took part in an event where Community CVS in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council invited all the schools in the borough to enter a competition.

The competition was to design centrepieces for this year’s Community Volunteer Awards.

Lancashire Telegraph:  They have moved towards a more eco-friendly event and while the event has run for five years, this year there will be a new Smile award for the best environmental project. 

This year the theme is 'Nature', and the brief was to create a centrepiece up to one metre high and 30cm in diameter, of any shape and materials, with the theme gold, silver, black and white. 

Pleckgate pupils have been busy making their designs, and pupil Aiman said: "We have been doing this at lunch time for a couple of weeks, and the idea was to make different animals out of resources which were left over. 

"We have used recycled bottles and material such a cardboard. It was fun to do." 

Pleckgate vision and ethos is for every pupil at the school to be encouraged to have ambitious goals and for everybody to be responsible for creating a culture of academic excellence.

Lancashire Telegraph: The school is part of the Education Partnership Trust in Blackburn, with more than 1,300 pupils and 180 staff, with facilities that benefit both the school and local community. 

In her welcome statement Aishling McGinty said: "We are a popular, oversubscribed, multi cultural school that places the best interests of all pupils at the centre of everything we do.

"We work hard to support all children at each stage of their education to achieve their very best."

The pieces will be displayed on the night of the event at King Georges Hall, Thursday, November 2.