Recycle, upcycle: the Double Takes photography competition for your school

By Rachel Hayward | 01 December 2010
Photo showing an angel that has been painted onto an old wooden school desk with ink well

A school desktop used as an artist’s canvas; a Double Takes entry at

The Double Takes competition, from - the social networking and collaboration platform, wants photos of original ways of recycling or re-using things and they'd love schools to be involved too. The idea is to spread the green and sustainable message in a fun and accessible way.

Photos can be of anything but they should be all about how things can be re-used or recycled. Small is beautiful and so is big but keep it playful and unusual.

Find out more on the Elpis website.

Recycling-related resources from UK museums and galleries
Find out about recycling in the war on the My Learning website 

Refashion: Junky Styling from the V&A

Trash Fashion: designing out waste at the Science Museum ...take a look and see what happens to old clothes.

We also recommend Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s online fashion and style magazine called Bedazzled. Check out Sally Collins’ jewellery using recycled and reinvented materials in the Make Do and Mend feature.

There are more re-using and recycling arty project ideas on our kids' site Show Me.

More on the venues and organisations we've mentioned: