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School gets Irn Bru chandelier

Eco chandelier
The chandelier was designed by pupils hoping to achieve Eco Flag status

A chandelier made from old Irn Bru bottles has been installed in a Lanarkshire primary in a bid to improve the school's eco status.

John Paul II Primary in Viewpark is hoping to achieve a green flag award for its work promoting positive attitudes about the environment.

The new light is made from bottles, plastic cups, rulers and pencils and is fitted with energy saving light bulbs.

The long-term aim is to connect it to a green energy source within the school.

AG Barr donated the empty glass bottles which make up the top layer of the colourful hanging light.

Speaking as he switched on the chandelier in the school's entrance foyer, leader of North Lanarkshire Council, Councillor Jim McCabe, said: "This is a fantastic project and provides a very impressive feature as you enter the school.

"The hard work and the outstanding design put in by the pupils is a credit to the school and highlights the tremendous artistic talents of the youngsters in Viewpark."



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