Eco Greenhouse

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Pupils and staff at Tilbury Pioneer Academy recently celebrated the official opening of their eco-greenhouse, made almost entirely from 1500 2ltr drink bottles! Pioneer’s PTA have been collecting the bottles from staff, pupils and the local community for the last year.

The project has seen Mr Jamie Jardine, Chair of the PTA, tirelessly collect and cut the bottles to size and arrange for specialist help courtesy of local construction company, Willmott Dixon Housing Limited, who also supplied the main wood structure and other items along with the manpower to help the build!

Construction Manager, Mr Spencer Smart of Willmott Dixon, said “We were more than happy to oblige with the raw materials that were needed to see the project to come together, and even more delighted to help with the build!”

Mr Dan George, Head of School at Pioneer, said “I would like to personally thank Mr Jamie Jardine for his constant enthusiasm for the project and Willmott Dixon for being so generous in donating the materials and going that extra mile by supplying the manpower. Without the tireless support of the families of our community, along with our PTA, this project would not have been realised. To see the project be officially opened is a very proud moment for us all!”

The greenhouse has been named after Arthur Lawrence, Site Manager, who recently retired from the school after 11 years.

Read all about the project in the PTA+ Magazine, click here to view.

See the journey in photographs from start to finish below:

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Thank you to everyone who helped on this project! It took a year but was worth it!