Empty milk bottles used to create igloo as primary school pupils are inspired by Disney’s Frozen movie
PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 December 2014
Primary school children have seen their studies of the Arctic come to life – thanks to a collection of 500 plastic milk cartons.
The 24 students in Noah class at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Sudbury have been working on a ‘Frozen’ topic inspired by the popular Disney film of the same name.
As part of the project, the youngsters have been learning about everything from polar bears and penguins to Arctic explorers and the Inuit people.
Class tutor Liz Richards came up with the idea of building an igloo out of milk bottles and she put out a school-wide call for parents to raid the recycling bins.
In the end, an impressive 500 4-pint plastic bottles were collected and painstakingly glued together to simulate the icy blocks of the igloo structure.
Mrs Richards said: “Because lots of the kids were so excited about the Walt Disney film, we thought we would capture their interest by getting them to do a project about the Arctic.
“We had been talking a lot about what it would be like to live there and I was really taken with the idea of building an igloo when I saw one on the internet.
“So we got the whole school involved in collecting the milk bottles and the kids worked on assembling it for about three weeks.”
Now it is finished, the igloo is being used as a reading den for the class.
Mrs Richards added: “We have had lots of children in from other classes to look at it and they all think it is quite exciting.
“We think we will keep it for some time because it would be a shame to take it apart. We will probably spray paint it so it can be turned into a cave or something else for a future project.”