New use for rubbish

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HOUSEHOLD rubbish was given a new lease of life at a children’s sculpture workshop.

The Junk Wildlife Sculpture session was aimed at children aged four and up and took place at Eastfield Community Centre.

Youngsters created creatures such as owls, butterflies and bugs from materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.

Nature ranger Jamie Whitfield said: “Quite a few people turned up and they really seemed to enjoy it. It’s the first one of these sessions we’ve done with Rural Arts.”

The workshop was part of a project called Delve into Nature which aims to increase awareness of conservation and the environment.

The free activity was jointly funded by the Big Lottery’s Access to Nature grant, through Natural England, and the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership through the Community Reuse Fund. Other forthcoming events include a guided walk and a badger hide visit.