Morley Glass & Glazing has continued its unique approach to recycling, with students and staff at a local primary school benefiting from the integral blind manufacturer’s donation of unwanted packaging for use in creative projects.
Since the donation, children at Kippax North Primary School in Leeds have made memory boxes, treasure chests, and curiosity boxes to name a few creations. Keen to ensure nothing goes to waste, even the single pieces of wood have been put to use – forming the back of picture frames.
Kippax North staff have also been getting creative thanks to Morley. The boxes have been used for storage, with others painted black and turned into mini message boards for chalked messages and some used to help enhance the presentation of books in the school’s library.
Ian Short, managing director at Morley Glass & Glazing, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, said: “The number of uses for the boxes has been remarkable, and are a true testament to the creativity of students and teachers alike. We’re always happy to pledge our support for good causes in the local area, and the fact that it helps us maintain our commitment to go green is even better.”
Barbara Husband, Kippax North’s headteacher, said: “We were amazed that such a wonderful resource was available and delighted to have received them. On behalf of staff and pupils at Kippax North Primary School I would like to thank you for sending us so many wooden boxes.”
The wooden boxes, which the business receives spare parts and integral blind accessories in from Italy, have become incredibly popular with local schools and craft societies for their sheer adaptability for a number of creative projects.
Last year, St John Fisher Catholic Primary School took advantage of Morley’s generosity to allow the students to create personal memory boxes in honour of their 50th anniversary. The boxes, which the children decorated and filled themselves, were buried in a time capsule.