Crafting Recycled Material into Decorations at Community College

Castleisland Community College crafters from recycled items.  Aisling O Connell (left) with: Danielle Reidy and Siobhan Collins.
Castleisland Community College recycled items crafters,
Aisling O’Connell (left) with: Danielle Reidy and Siobhan Collins and a sample of their craft.

Three Transition year students from Castleisland Community College are selling recycled books and are decorating them as a Christmas centre-pieces for their enterprise project.

“We recycled old encyclopedias and other books from our school library and our own homes. The rest of the books were purchased in a charity shop,” said project trio of: Aisling O’Connell, Danielle Reidy and Siobhan Collins and under the direction of teacher, Doreen Killington.

Decorations from The Attic

“We also recycled old decorations from our attic and timber was recycled from family members. We received timber from the school. This is our way of reducing our carbon footprint, conserving water and also supporting local charity shops.

“These Christmas centre-pieces have been on display in the school for the first year open night where many were sold on the night.

All from Recycles Items

“We have also displayed and sold our decorations at the fair day on November 1st in Castleisland. “Teachers also recently bought our Christmas centre-pieces. We showed them at a fashion event in the heritage centre in Scartaglin and at the recent An Ríocht Craft Fair.

“Our family members and neighbours are also interested in buying them. We always promote the fact that the majority of our Christmas centre-pieces have been made from recycled items,’ they emphasised.

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