Rex Baxendale built a one-person fishing vessel made out of recycled materials that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill.

Students turn their Trash into Treasure for a recycling project

Students at Lady Grey Elementary School exercised their creative muscles with the help of Wildsight Golden.

Students at Lady Grey Elementary School exercised their creative muscles with the help of Wildsight Golden.

Students in two classes, Mrs Kelly-McArthur’s class and Madame Bernier’s class, were tasked with the challenge of creating a useful item made from materials that would end up in the garbage. The project was called Trash to Treasure.

“The point was to use things that would end up in the landfill to create something that they will use,” said Alysia  Daciw, Outreach Co-ordinator with Wildsight Golden.

The students came up with a very wide range of projects including a one-person fishing boat made from an old tire, a lounge chair made from an old palet with cushions made from old jeans, a clock made from old CDs, and even a vending machine from an old cardboard box.

The students put their creations on display for their classmates to view, then those who chose to spoke about their project in front of the class.