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St Malachy's Glencull Primary School, Ballygawley

Bin smART

23rd Feb 2021

Mid Ulster Council has launched an online recycling competition for primary school children called “Bin smART”. 

Children are asked to create 3D sculptures out of the materials that they find in their blue recycling bin and to send in photos of their creations for a chance to win one of 10 tablets.

This is a fun and educational activity that the children can undertake at home.

The competition is only open to children who live or attend school in Mid Ulster. Only 1 entry per child. Sculptures must be made from at least 2 recycled materials found in your blue bin. Sculptures must be 3D. All materials used in the creation of your sculpture apart from paint, tape, glue or fasteners used to hold it together must be recycled from your blue bin. Entries must include the child’s, name, age, school and contact details and a paragraph explaining what your sculpture is and listing the main materials used. It must also include a minimum of 2 photos but no more than 4 of your sculpture. Sculptures must be photographed and entries must be submitted electronically to by Wednesday 10th March 2021. All sculptures should be age appropriate. Parents can help but it should be the child’s work.
The Challenge: Primary school children in the district are invited to take part in the competition by creating a sculpture out of the everyday recyclable items found in their blue bin. It can be a fairy, a robot, a rocket, a car or even a scary dinosaur. There are so many marvellous things waiting to be discovered!
The challenge aims to make children more aware of the items in their blue bin, and enhance their understanding of the importance of recycling and re-using our waste.

The Rules:
The prizes: 10 lucky winners will receive a brand new Fire 7 tablet and the most creative entries will be profiled on the Council’s social media channels.
Closing Date: The competition closes on Wednesday 10th March 2021.

For more information on the competition visit or contact John Murtagh at Mid Ulster District Council on: Tel: 03000 132 132 ext. 23402 E: john.murtagh@midulstercouncil.or

Please see the poster and details attached and Good Luck everyone!