Wednesday, 18 January 2012


At last! The recycled Totem Poles are in place at Tannadice school.  I put them up in a force 10 gale.....hope they will be there tomorrow!

The students worked in groups, to create units, from the collection of plastic junk they collected. to place together to form the larger totem pole.
The bottles, lids and units are joined together with tie-wraps.  The holes in the plastic were burned (safely) with a little soldering iron.

It was a lot of work but worth it.  I would do this again but this time be more selective with the colours of plastic that we collected.  I think the finished pieces lack colour.  perhaps the next time I'm there we will add some more coloured plastic streamers.
None of the photographs quite show the extreme contrast between the plastic figures and the miles and miles of uninterrupted farmland and hills that surround the school.

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