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Heroes to make you go green

PUBLISHED: 15:46 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 17:29 25 August 2010

WATER GREAT: Created by Kelvin Grove Primary pupils.

WATER GREAT: Created by Kelvin Grove Primary pupils.

RECYCLED superheroes are to be displayed at a shopping centre in a bid to raise green awareness. The Glades in Bromley will display 25 superhero models created by schoolchildren from Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley from next Monday. Pupils desig

RECYCLED superheroes are to be displayed at a shopping centre in a bid to raise green awareness.

The Glades in Bromley will display 25 superhero models created by schoolchildren from Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley from next Monday.

Pupils designed their life-sized models as part of a competition called Eco Hero Challenge using packaging, coat hangers and plastic bags and shoppers can vote for their favourite until January 31.

Those with the most votes will be shortlisted and a panel of judges will decide the overall winner.

Children from the winning school will be invited to attend a gala dinner awards ceremony at the five-star Wyndham Grand Hotel, Chelsea Harbour, on February 24, where the top eight scoring models will also be displayed and admired by over 400 guests.

The Eco Hero Challenge, launched during the Glades' Bromley Goes Green event in June last year, aims to increase environmental awareness among primary school children in South London.

Pupils from Downderry Primary School in Downham produced a giant mammoth using plastic bags and chicken wire.

Year 2 pupils from Warren Road Primary School in Orpington created a unicorn sculpture entitled 'Rainbow' under the direction of class teacher, Jessica Evans.

Other schools taking part include Ashmead Primary in Deptford, Belmont Primary in Bexley, Days Lane Primary in Bexley, Discovery Primary in Thamesmead, Forster Park School in Hither Green, Greenacres Primary in Mottingham, Kelvin Grove Primary in Sydenham, Kidbrooke Park Primary in Kidbrooke, Rockliffe Manor Primary in Plumstead, Raglan Primary in Bromley, John Ball Primary in Blackheath.

kate.mead@archant.co.uk

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