Students from Government Middle School, Burail, have brightened up their school premises with a park made out of trash and upcycled items, and landed themselves in the India Book of Records for it.
The project was part of the Chandigarh school’s Best out of Waste event, which aimed to involve students in the beautification of their school whilst finding a creative and responsible solution to managing the school’s waste.
Waste materials including bottles, toilet seats, jeans, old socks were all transformed into features and embellishments for the ‘Green Corner’ garden.
“It was a long process, but so much fun. Even though we had to work in the sun for long hours in June we never felt tired. The inspiration to make something for our school drove us to work hard and with new ideas,” a first year college student who assisted the high school students on the project said to The Indian Express.
During the event, a tree plantation drive supported by project coordinator Renu Trikha took place, which involved the planting of 650 saplings, an achievement that landed the school it’s official entry into India Book of Records.
The official inauguration of Green Corner Garden and Eco Club was attended by MP Mrs. Kirron Kher and Sh. Rubinderjeet Singh Brar ( Director School Education) as the students celebrated the completion of their green endeavour.
Applauding the students and teachers for the success of the project and for setting a grand example to other schools, MP Kher said “I feel extremely proud and grateful to be one of them. I want to congratulate the school for becoming a nurturing space for such talented students and I invite you all to be part of the Administration’s plantation drive.”
All the children who took part were in high spirits and feeling proud of their hard work. Student Rohit wanted to thank his teachers for supporting and encouraging the students throughout the project, “I want to thank my teachers, who have helped me and supported me throughout the process and this project is special for we used waste material to create this beautiful place.”
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