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Sybil Andrews Academy pupils take part in Crafty Creatures Bury St Edmunds In Bloom competition

PUBLISHED: 11:16 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:14 26 June 2017

Crafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Left to right, Jack Paterson, Michael Mhende and Eddison Flint. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Crafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Left to right, Jack Paterson, Michael Mhende and Eddison Flint. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A competition hoping to inspire people of all ages to take up gardening – and encourage recycling at the same time – is being held in Bury St Edmunds.

Crafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Left to right, Chloe Hickman and Bea Colley. Picture: GREGG BROWNCrafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Left to right, Chloe Hickman and Bea Colley. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Crafty Foxes are working with Bury in Bloom to run the Crafty Creature Competition.

This week they held a crafting session at Sybil Andrews Academy, on Moreton Hall.

Participants are being invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’.

Entrants can then go along to Woolpit Nursery and pick up some free plants to go in their planter. The idea is to be creative with the choice of plants – thinking about the textures, colours and shapes which work best with their creature.

Crafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Left to right, Melanie Lesser and Molly Howe. Picture: GREGG BROWNCrafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Left to right, Melanie Lesser and Molly Howe. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The aim of the competition is to encourage recycling and upcycling of everyday waste by reusing items in an imaginative way.

• To enter the competition you need to post a photo of your final planted product at www.facebook.com/thecraftyfoxes.buryinbloom

Crafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Left to right, Hailie-Jane Cooper and Jess Havers. Picture: GREGG BROWNCrafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Left to right, Hailie-Jane Cooper and Jess Havers. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Crafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Picture: GREGG BROWNCrafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Crafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Picture: GREGG BROWNCrafty Creatures visit Sybil Andrews Academy. Kids are invited to recycle plastic bottles, tubs and cartons to create a planter which, in the process, is transformed into a ‘creature’. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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