Making the Plastic Parade

We began collecting plastics and recycling them into costumes during the first lockdown in 2020, which included the Mandi costume & puppet for Thurrock Festival 2020. This year after taking part in the Climate Coalition’s Show the Love campaign in February 2021, Emily began designing a series of costumes inspired by the Suffragettes’ wearable sandwich-board… Continue reading Making the Plastic Parade

Creative Eco Crafts: Collage Tray and Pencil Box

Hello everyone! We are now halfway through Green Week Thurrock, which is part of the Great Big Green Week, a national week of events celebrating action on climate change created by the Climate Coalition. Today’s Eco-Craft is a collab with Emily from Lilac Daisies and involves your stationery! She is going to show you how… Continue reading Creative Eco Crafts: Collage Tray and Pencil Box

Creative Eco Crafts: Collaged Seascape

Today is the first day of Green Week Thurrock which is part of the Great Big Green Week, a national week of events celebrating action on climate change created by the Climate Coalition. Today’s Eco Craft is a collage made from recycled materials. You will need: Cardboard cereal box or similarPlastic wrappers - We used… Continue reading Creative Eco Crafts: Collaged Seascape

The Making of Mandi

It all started way back in January 2020, when as a household, we decided to collect all of the plastic wrappers that couldn’t be recycled locally in the household waste collections, with the aim that we would then transform them into a costume as a comment on the waste we had produced. Further on down… Continue reading The Making of Mandi

Thurrock Island | Week 6

Activity 6 - Reduce. Reuse. Recycle Hello and welcome to Week 6 This week we are challenging you to transform items from around your home into something new. Before you throw out that cereal box or plastic bottle of washing up liquid, stop and think, could this be a building or a submarine. Could a… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 6