Project Description:

The materials recycling project focuses on the creative and sustainable reuse of porexpan, paper and clothes. The pupils have designed and constructed various objects and products from these recycled materials, promoting environmental awareness and sustainability. Among the products created are jewellery made from recycled porexpan and acetone, recycled paper and clothes to make patterns for dolls such as Nancy.


Problem to be solved:

The project addresses the issue of material waste and the lack of awareness about recycling and sustainability. Through the creation of useful and decorative products from recycled materials, students learn about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling to protect the environment.


Project Components:
Recycled Jewellery:

Jewellery is created using recycled porexpan and acetone, transforming this waste material into unique and sustainable decorative pieces.

The images show examples of creative jewellery, such as seahorse and butterfly pendants.

Recycled Paper:

Students make their own recycled paper, reusing discarded paper to create new sheets of paper that can be used in a variety of artistic and educational projects.

The paper recycling process includes collecting, shredding, soaking and pressing the paper, resulting in new sheets of recycled paper.

Clothing and Patterns for Dolls:

Recycled fabrics are used to create clothes and patterns for dolls such as Nancy. Students design, cut and sew the clothes, developing skills in sewing and fashion design.

The attached images show examples of creative clothing and accessories made from recycled materials.


Educational Value and Skills Development:

Environmental Awareness and Sustainability:

Pupils learn about the importance of recycling and sustainability, understanding how their actions can have a positive impact on the environment.

The project promotes reflection on responsible consumption and reuse of materials

Creativity and Innovation:

By designing and creating products from recycled materials, pupils exercise their creativity and innovation, exploring new ways of giving value to materials that would otherwise be discarded.

The creation of jewellery, paper and clothing encourages imagination and out-of-the-box thinking.

Practical and Technical Skills:

Students develop practical skills in areas such as craft, sewing and fashion design. They learn recycling and material transformation techniques, as well as manual and artistic skills.

The process of creating recycled paper and jewellery involves the use of specific tools and methods that enrich students' technical knowledge.

Teamwork and Collaboration:

The project encourages collaboration between pupils as they work together to collect materials, design products and share ideas and techniques.

Cooperation and teamwork are essential to the success of the project, promoting a collaborative learning environment.



Claudia Lorenzo Cebey
Alicia González Casado
Irea Sánchez Mera
Naia Sánchez Mera
Aroa Domínguez Barros
Antía Cociña Neira
Paz Vilas Colquhoun
Xiana Baelo
Lía Rodríguez Castro
Adrián Rodríguez Castro
Martina Vilariño Santiago
Leo Silva Muñiz


The materials recycling project not only promotes environmental awareness and sustainability, but also offers a valuable educational experience that fosters creativity, innovation and practical skills. By reusing materials such as polystyrene, paper and clothes, students learn to value resources and contribute positively to the care of the planet.

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