10 December 2020

Children at Abingdon Prep and partnerships schools enjoyed making plastic free Christmas decorations for a competition that was judged by the Mayor of Abingdon, Charlie Birks. The competition was organised by Abingdon Cuts Plastic with Surfers Against Sewage to help children and their families reduce their Christmas plastic consumption. The task was to create a homemade Christmas decoration, with the theme “Plastic-Free Christmas”. The Mayor of Abingdon visited Abingdon Prep just before the end of term to present prizes to the boys.

Although decorations were viewed virtually for the competition, Katie Smith who teaches CDT at the Prep, then created a 3D display in the school corridor to celebrate the variety of festive ideas from boys at Abingdon Prep.

From woven diamonds to a wooden reindeer, a wool father Christmas to a papier mâché snowman, the results were fantastic! There was even a recycled door frame used to make an Italian star!

Teachers at our partnership schools had a great deal of fun sharing the creativity from a large number of their pupils.

Thank you to all those who took part.

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