Phoenix rises . . . from plastic bags

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TAKING inspiration from the myth of the Phoenix, school pupils used their creativity to find a second life for carrier bags.

The children at Barnham Primary School produced a giant model of the sacred bird using chicken wire, papier-maché and strips of carrier bags.

The construction has been donated to Sainsbury’s, in Thetford, to be displayed in its entrance.

Local artist Clare Chackfield helped to oversee the project, which was part of an eco-awareness week at the school.

Liz Bonnelykke, Year 3 and 4 teacher, said: “It was to highlight that carrier bags can’t be recycled and have to be re-used. They’ve had a really educational week and lots of fun.”

Other activities saw pupils make robots from recyclable materials, conduct a litter pick around the site, plant flowers and decorate an outside area with wind chimes.