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Hornchurch pupils try extreme recycling

PUBLISHED: 15:49 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:49 09 May 2016

Pupils at Elm Park Primary School dressed up in outfits made using recycled items organised by the Eco-Warriors at the school. Eco-Warriors  Maisy Dare, 10, Ben Coker, 11, Owen Levey, 10, Bonnie Stuart, eight, Lewis Sherwood, 11, Elvin Nyandoro and Mrs Scotcher

Pupils at Elm Park Primary School dressed up in outfits made using recycled items organised by the Eco-Warriors at the school. Eco-Warriors Maisy Dare, 10, Ben Coker, 11, Owen Levey, 10, Bonnie Stuart, eight, Lewis Sherwood, 11, Elvin Nyandoro and Mrs Scotcher

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Pupils at a primary school in Hornchurch looked rubbish last Friday, but all for a good cause.

The children at Elm Park Primary School, in South End Road, Elm Park, Hornchurch, dressed up in outfits made from recycled items to raise money to improve their school pond.

The event was organised by the schools Eco Warriors, a school club which provides pastoral support for students with conditions such as autism, and raised £193.55.

Teaching assistant Corrine Scotcher, who runs the club, said she was amazed by the pupils organisation.

She said: “The money will be used to make a seating area by the pond, and some flowers.

“I was so pleased at how well the pupils did.

“They wanted to improve the pond area and really thought outside of the box as to how they could raise the money.

“I shed a little tear at how well they did - they wrote letters asking everyone to take part and went round all the classrooms judging the costumes.

“I can see how their confidence and independence has improved from this.”

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