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Isabel and Emma

Two creative Carlisle children have come up with ingenious ways to recycle and have been rewarded for their efforts.

Isabel’s (aged 7 from Cargo) and Emma (aged 3 from Carleton) entered Carlisle City Council’s Get Creative competition and have been sent some hampers crammed full of arts and crafts.

Isabel creation was a marble run made from waste items found around the house and garden. Alongside her email entry she said that there was ‘Lots of fun playing outside with our creation’.

Isabel’s marble run and Emma’s lanterns

Emma decorated plastic bottles with tissue papers to create lanterns. Her mommy added the frame (an idea of how it can be used). They said: “We really enjoyed making this and had a great time.”

The competition was open to all Carlisle district children aged up to 11-years-old and was organised as part of the build up to Recycle Week (21 – 27 September).

The photos of the children’s artwork were judged by the Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman and Portfolio holder for Environment and Transport, Cllr Nigel Christian.

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman, wrote to the winning entrants to pass on her congratulations. She said:

“Cllr Christian and I were both really impressed with Isabel and Emma’s fantastic efforts. The City of Carlisle are proud of their talent and innovation.”

Cllr Nigel Christian, Portfolio holder for Environment and Transport added: “The Mayor and I thought both winning entries were very creative. Well done Isabel and Emma! Thanks for taking the time to create such wonderful objects.”

Now in its 17th year, Recycle Week was a celebration of recycling, organised by WRAP under the Recycle Now brand.

This year, the theme was to thank the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle’.

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