Empty milk bottles used to create igloo

Holiday Club Activity at Marshland St James Methodist Church. 'Igloo build from Milk Cartons, with 2 youngsters who helped, LtoR, Samuel Harris, Eva Crofts ANL-150814-181526009
Holiday Club Activity at Marshland St James Methodist Church. 'Igloo build from Milk Cartons, with 2 youngsters who helped, LtoR, Samuel Harris, Eva Crofts ANL-150814-181526009

Marshland St James youngsters have seen their studies of the Arctic come to life – thanks to a collection of almost 700 plastic milk cartons.

The 28 children from the Methodist Church holiday club have been working on a Polar Explorers topic, organised by youth leaders of the church.

Youngsters watched a DVD every day based on a bible story before taking part in a number of activities at the club. Youth leaders came up with the idea of building an igloo out of milk bottles and they put out a village-wide call for residents to raid the recycling bins.

In the end, an impressive 700 bottles were collected and painstakingly glued together to simulate the icy blocks of the igloo structure.

Sue Dack, one of the youth leaders, said: “Everyone, including people in the village, got really involved so it was very much a community effort in the end.

“The children loved the igloo. It was completed by the Wednesday so the children could spend the final two days playing in it.”

The next item on the agenda for youngsters is the Live Wires group, which will resume during term-time in September.