School is turning cans into books

RECYCLE HERE: The Mundubbera State School wants residents to recycle their cans here.
RECYCLE HERE: The Mundubbera State School wants residents to recycle their cans here. Philippe Coquerand

MUNDUBBERA State School students are turning aluminium cans into books for the younger generation.

The school has recycled more than 17,000 aluminium cans this year, which have been exchanged for reading books aimed at children under the age of five.

This initiative has run since 2015.

Principal Peter Townsend said the school recycled everything.

"We have a sustainability focus that encourages recycling in all areas of our school from paper, cardboard, printer cartridges and now aluminium cans,” Mr Townsend said.

"We use the funds from the recycled cans to help support the purchase and delivery of reading books.”

Mr Townsend said the school had ordered more than 1000 books for the children in the past two years.

"Since August 2015 we have been in partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and in that time we have delivered 1114 books to Mundubbera children that they get to keep,” Mr Townsend said.

"We have been looking for opportunities to support our ongoing commitment to supplying age appropriate books to Mundubbera children aged zero to five.”

Mr Townsend said he thanked all community groups that helped the initiative.

"We have been supported by community groups that share our vision of children being read to. Thanks must go to previous sponsors such as IGA, Mundubbera Rotary, Bugs for Bugs, the Blue Light disco and any other anonymous individuals,” Mr Townsend said.

If you have any aluminium cans laying around deliver them to the recycling cage on Elizabeth St to help the school's cause.

"If you are interested in making a financial donation to this worthy cause please see Peter Townsend at Mundubbera State P-10 from January 13, 2018,” he said.

"It costs approximately $3000 a year to ensure we are helping to build our children's libraries and literacy skills.”

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