So this is how the Half Moon children of east London plan to save Planet Earth
- Credit: Half Moon
Hundreds packed “the fun palace” at the Half Moon theatre for a day of events asking what they could do to reuse and recycle.
Saturday's "recycle day" was chock full of activities for children at the Limehouse playhouse including pop-up storytelling, music workshops, gift-box craft sessions, wrapping paper and bunting workshops and a garden to plant seeds in egg boxes.
There was even a chance for the 900 who turned up to play in a junk orchestra.
"Arts and sciences play an important role in our lives," Half Moon's director Chris Elwell said. "We had record-breaking numbers of people, young and old, turn up for our fifth year of 'fun palaces'."
But the real message was about protecting the environment.
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The children made pledges to do more when they grow up to saving the planet.
People were asked to write their names on bottle-tops and stick them on a mural of the world by artist Lawrence Crane.
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Fun Palaces is an annual nationwide celebration of arts and science, heavily into localism and innovation.
It encourages communities to work and have fun together from the grassroots up.