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Wood-Ridge School Challenges Kids To Build Towering Plastic Structures

Principal Anthony Albro evaluates one of the several structures part of the recycling contest at Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School.
Principal Anthony Albro evaluates one of the several structures part of the recycling contest at Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School. Photo Credit: Arthur Augustyn
One of the winners of the contest: A recreation of the Freedom Tower. The structure stood over six feet tall and was constructed by a class of kindergartners.
One of the winners of the contest: A recreation of the Freedom Tower. The structure stood over six feet tall and was constructed by a class of kindergartners. Photo Credit: Arthur Augustyn
One of the winners of the contest: This tower included twisting cables and the word "recycle at the bottom." Constructed by a class of third graders.
One of the winners of the contest: This tower included twisting cables and the word "recycle at the bottom." Constructed by a class of third graders. Photo Credit: Arthur Augustyn
One of the winners of the contest: Mr. Bob, constructed by a class of third graders.
One of the winners of the contest: Mr. Bob, constructed by a class of third graders. Photo Credit: Arthur Augustyn
Height, creativity and amount of bottle caps were the criteria that each structure was graded on. Many towers were built but some classes opted for a different approach, such as this tropical island recreation.
Height, creativity and amount of bottle caps were the criteria that each structure was graded on. Many towers were built but some classes opted for a different approach, such as this tropical island recreation. Photo Credit: Arthur Augustyn

WOOD RIDGE, N.J. — Kids are taught not to play with their food, but what about their recycling?

The Wood-Ridge Public Education Foundation hosted a recycling contest for kids at Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School. The contest is a part of Pepsico Recycle Rally .

Each class was tasked with collecting bottle caps from home and bringing them in to create a structure that was graded on height, creativity and amount of caps used.

"This contest was not only fun for the teachers and the students, but while expressing their creativity with the structures the students also incorporated many STEM skills," President of Wood-Ridge Public Education Foundation Cheri Ottevaere said.

Three winners were selected out of over a dozen participating classes. The winners will receive a pizza party and a $25 gift card to Staples for the teacher.

The remaining structures and collected bottle caps will be compiled in a video to showcase the students' collection efforts and sent to Pepsiso Recycle Rally for a potential grand prize of $1,000 dollars for the school.

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