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12th Aug, 2022

Test your Commonwealth knowledge in the Solihull Recycled Flag Trail

Sarah Mason 4th Aug, 2022 Updated: 4th Aug, 2022

SILHILLIANS can put their knowledge of Commonwealth countries to the test by taking part in Recycled Flag Trail.

A few months ago, the call was put out to Solihull schools to draw upon their ingenuity and imagination to design a flag for their chosen Commonwealth country made out of entirely recycled material in anticipation of the trail.

The trail, which takes place in Touchwood and The Core, features 16 flags made from crisp packets, milk tops and plastic bottles give residents and shoppers the chance to find out a little more about the Commonwealth countries.

Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, cabinet member for Climate Change, Planning and Housing said: “The Recycled Flag Trail is a brilliant initiative and once again schools from across the borough have got on board and tackled the challenge with enthusiasm and creativity.

“The impressive flags made by the children really emphasise just what can be done with everyday recycled items such as egg cartons, jars and newspapers.

“The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games promises to be the most sustainable yet and is committed to creating a carbon neutral legacy.

“Initiatives like this demonstrate the enthusiasm, particularly amongst young people, to protect the environment and ensure future generations can enjoy the games too.”

To take part pick up a trail sheet from the Touchwood information desk or The Core or download a sheet from Solihull Council’s website.

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