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Harrogate sisters send message with recycled artwork

Harrogate sisters send message with recycled artwork

Published by Lisa Darvill at 7:06am 8th November 2019.

Three Harrogate sisters are on a mission to reduce plastic waste. 

  • Beatrice, Eliza and Theadora Haddow have made a piece of art made entirely from recycled material
  • The Brackenfield School pupils, aged between 7 and 11, were inspired by David Attenbrough and Greta Thunberg 
  • They want their artwork to warn people about climate change 
  • Their piece is on display at Harrogate Library 

11-year-old Beatrice Haddow, 9-year-old Eliza Haddow and 7-year-old Theadora Haddow have made a piece of artwork made from plastic waste.

They want to send a message about climate change and encourage people to reduce their plastic waste. 

Their piece of art is now on display in Harrogate Library. 


Beatrice, Eliza and Theadora with their climate change picture in Harrogate Library
Beatrice, Eliza and Theadora with their artwork in Harrogate Library


The Brackenfield School pupils were inspired by Sir David Attenborough's TV programme about the issue of plastic in the world's seas and scoured their home for plastics they could reuse to create the art.

Beatrice, Eliza and Theadora tell us more about their idea and the story they want it to tell: 

Beatrice, Eliza and Theadora Haddow talk to Stray FM's Lisa Darvill


Their Headteacher Nicola Matthews said:

"It is a really well thought through piece. They showed me the work and I said it is so good it needs to be shared with lots of people, so the library is an excellent location. The sisters are very passionate about the subject and wanted to spread the word. They delivered an assembly on single-use plastics and we are trying to get rid of those in school."

The sisters' enthusiasm for the subject is such that Beatrice, the eldest, has been made eco captain for the school, a new role created to represent ecological concerns on the school council.

Harrogate's Mayor, Cllr Stuart Martin, and his wife, April, unveiled the artwork alongside the sisters and the chair of North Yorkshire County Council, Cllr Jim Clark, on Monday, 4 November.

The work will be on permanent display in the library.