1000 Beautiful Birds of Peace now on display!

1000 Beautiful Birds of Peace now on display!

The response to this year’s Christmas recycling project has been amazing with 31 schools, 1 library, 1 brownie and 1 guide group taking part, sending in more than 1700 birds! We really exceeded the 1000 target this year and would like to send a huge thank you to all who took part and help make it such a success. We couldn’t do it without you!

The birds are now all hanging upstairs at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds (until mid-Jan) and in the Town Hall café Subterranean gallery (until 10th Jan) for all to see. They really are well worth a visit.

Take a look at the gallery of 1000 Birds of Peace

The birds are made from all sorts of reused and recycled materials from paper, cardboard, used wrapping paper, magazines, sweet wrappers, buttons, bottles and bottle tops and they have been some wonderfully creative designs.

The display helps to show that if we do a little bit to re-use and recycle, it soon adds up to a lot and 1700 birds really does illustrate this fact! They also act as a reminder that it can be fun to make home-made presents and gifts from existing materials at Christmas

All schools were entered into a draw to win a £50 gardening voucher. This year’s winning school is Priory School in Bury St Edmunds.

A big thank you to all the schools and groups that took part:

Ipswich Display: Sandlings, St Josephs, Stutton, Tattingstone, Broke Hall, Chelmondiston, Somersham, Westbridge PRU, Bawdsey, Bramford, Stone Lodge, St Helens, Barnham, St Felix RC, Gainsborough Library, Ipswich brownies & guides

Apex Display: Thomas Gainsborough, Samuel Ward, Priory, Tudor, Rattlesden, First Base Bury, Beccles, Kersey, Benjamin Britten, Hillside, Howard, Thomas Wolsey, Hintlesham and Chattisham, Sextons Manor, Debenham High, Palgrave and Potkiln

December 5th, 2017