So this is how the Half Moon children of east London plan to save Planet Earth

Youngsters look ahead to save the planet when they grow up. Picture: Half Moon

Youngsters look ahead to save the planet when they grow up. Picture: Half Moon - 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.

Recycle day at the Half Moon had gift-box craft sessions, wrapping paper and bunting workshops. Pict

Recycle day at the Half Moon had gift-box craft sessions, wrapping paper and bunting workshops. Picture: Half Moon - Credit: Half Moon

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'."

Taking part in east London's 'Fun Palace' annual celebration for children. Picture: Half Moon

Taking part in east London's 'Fun Palace' annual celebration for children. Picture: Half Moon - Credit: Half Moon

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.

Youngster gets lifting hand from mum to stick a bottle-top on artist Lawrence Crane's world mural pl

Youngster gets lifting hand from mum to stick a bottle-top on artist Lawrence Crane's world mural pledging one day to help save the planet. Picture: Half Moon - Credit: Half Moon

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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.

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