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  Cardboard clubhouse
Updated 22 October 2001, 13.11
Carboard building
Alice, 11, reports on the school club made of cereal packets.

Southend-on-Sea

The school first heard that their new after school club was going to be made from cardboard when they were asked to start collecting waste paper.

The 750 pupils - Westborough is Essex's largest primary school - threw themselves into the project with enthusiasm.

The paper they collected, plus recycled paper from other sources, was pulped off-site and brought back as tubes and cladding panels to be used by the architects and engineers.

Strongest man

This first permanent cardboard building is 90% built with recycled materials.

The walls are very strong!

Several tests were done when Live Lab came. The tests were:

  • Flame-throwers
  • Water thrown at one of the tubes
  • Glen Ross, the strongest man in the world to cut one of the tubes
From these tests it was shown that the cardboard building is safe!

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