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Kingston Elementary students turn trash into treasured toys

Kingston Elementary students turn trash into treasured toys
Posted on 12/20/2018
At first glance, it would be easy to overlook the large box of grocery store bags siting in the library office. However, the students at Kingston Elementary School know full well that box, filled with blue, white and brown plastic bags, actually holds future hours of fun for boys and girls hundreds of miles away.

As part of work in the school’s library makerspace, students used the grocery bags to create jump ropes for donation to orphans in Haiti.

Library Media Specialist Erin Nye saw the project at a conference she attended, and she was immediately drawn to bringing the idea to Kingston.

The school hosted a bag drive for families to donate old trash bags. Then, students and staff went through the donations, cutting the handles and the bottoms of the bags to make large loops. Those loops were then woven into long strands that were braided together.

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