Igloo made of recycled milk bottles is main attraction at Norwich nursery

Recycling effort creates a winter wonderland igloo for nursery children, Molly

Recycling effort creates a winter wonderland igloo for nursery children, Molly - Credit: Archant

All the fun of an igloo without the icy chill. Surrounded by penguins and polar bears, children at The Nursery at City College Norwich, could not be merrier.

Recycling effort creates a winter wonderland igloo for nursery children, Molly

Recycling effort creates a winter wonderland igloo for nursery children, Molly - Credit: Archant

The environmentally friendly igloo is made from nearly 800 recycled plastic milk bottles and is more than 5ft tall.

Ensuring every part of the bottles were recycled, the key attraction in the reception of the nursery is decorated with red, blue and green milk bottle tops inside and lit up with sparkling fair lights.

Janet Wilkinson, an administrative assistant at The Nursery at City College Norwich helped to build the igloo. She said: 'The children have enjoyed being involved in the collection and have learned about recycling, counting, and broadened their understanding of the world through finding out about igloos.

'The bottle lids have also helped them in learning about colours and patterns. They can now play in the finished igloo and enjoy spending time in this lovely winter themed area.'

Parents and staff began collecting milk bottles this summer and had enough to create the key attraction in time for Christmas.

Three members of staff volunteered to spend their Saturday building the igloo that has proved popular with both children and parents.

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