Recycle your imagination!

Students in Adeje’s primary schools can start making their recycled gadgets now

The annual Adeje competition encouraging children and families to create art from recycled materials is underway.   As in previous years, students in the borough’s public infant and primary schools are invited to submit entries in the ‘cacharro’ competition (A ‘cacharro’ is a gadget or gizmo, toy or model, which in this instance should be made from recycled materials, cans, boxes, etc).  This year the theme is recycling, and the competition is supported by Ascan Torrabonaf, the company that operates the town cleaning service.
This is the seventh year the competition has been run by the council and schools and children can bring their entries along to their schools between November 13th and 24th.    According to Adeje cultural councillor, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera,  “as well as the talent, creativity and quality of the entries received over the years, we have also recognsied the value of inviting families to work together and to value the importance of recycling.
As in previous years all the chosen entries will be part of an exhibition in the Adeje cultural centre.  There will be three winners and three highly commended chosen by the jury from each education centre and prizes up to the value of €700 have been donated by Ascan Torrabonaf .  The prizes will be in the form of vouchers for books and school materials, of €40, €25 and €15 with certificated for the highly commended.  Use of recycled mateials, creativity, family participation and originality will be judged by the jury.
Pieces must be submitted in the schools, with a card in a closed envelope with the name of the work and the name and surname of the student, her or his class, age, and contact number.  The piece must have a corresponding sticker bearing the name of the work only.   The full list of regulations can be found online,
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