CHILDREN at a Dorchester school are showing plenty of bottle in their bid to achieve an Eco Schools Green Flag award.

As part of its work towards the award reception class teacher Edd Moore came up with the idea of encouraging children to collect two-litre plastic bottles to make a plastic bottle greenhouse for a newly established school garden.

In just four weeks the whole school managed to collect the 1,500 needed to make the greenhouse, with the children spurred on through a class competition to see who could collect the most bottles.

Local firm Meyers Estate Agents donated the money needed to make the frames for the bottle greenhouse and Year 3 children and teachers spent a day threading the bottles o to bamboo canes with support from volunteers from the Prince’s Trust and other school staff.

The greenhouse is now in full se and the children are growing a range of vegetables as part of the school’s summer global food project.