Pupils get on a roll in tyre recycling bid

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PUPILS from Sighthill Primary School have been asked to come up with creative ideas for how their family’s car tyres could be used once they are no longer fit for the road.

The children, aged between ten and 12, are going head-to-head with pupils across Scotland in a Re-inventing the Wheel art contest, run by Bridgestone and McConechy’s tyre dealerships.

The competition encourages youngsters to think about the environment and all of the schools involved will receive large used Bridgestone truck tyres for the pupils to use as raised beds to grow plants and vegetables, as well as seeds and compost to get them started.

The winning pupil from each school will receive a Kindle loaded with educational books.

Donald Carmichael, managing director of McConechy’s, said: “The children love getting involved and it’s a great way for them to think creatively about the environment.”