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Kids build their own cardboard box city

PUBLISHED: 21:09 11 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:30 05 October 2010

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CHILDREN building their own cardboard box city' could be the town planners of the future. They transformed the play area at Mile End Park in East London into a giant construction site for the day, using nothing more durable than old cardboard. Luckily the weather held

CHILDREN building their own 'cardboard box city' could be the town planners of the future.

They transformed the play area at Mile End Park in East London into a giant construction site for the day, using nothing more durable than old cardboard. Luckily the weather held.

But they got the measure of putting together little houses and shops. Even a castle began to take shape.

The youngsters were recycling old cardboard boxes and tubes, so they probably have this 'green issue' all worked out.

It was all part of national Play Day last Wednesday (August 6), when Tower Hamlets council's park rangers at Mile End encouraged them to put their design and construction skills to the test.

The council's cabinet member for culture, Rofique Ahmed, said: "They even included cardboard trees in their grand design, which showed the importance they place on the environment and open space."

But really the kids had more important things to think about, like having a fun time.

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