Coffs Harbour High School students, Tyler Redshaw, Alex Accadia, Stephanie Baldwin, Janaya Butler and Thomas Cluff with the winner of the Park Beach Plaza Recycling Sculture competition.
Coffs Harbour High School students, Tyler Redshaw, Alex Accadia, Stephanie Baldwin, Janaya Butler and Thomas Cluff with the winner of the Park Beach Plaza Recycling Sculture competition. Contributed

Coffs Harbour High School wins sculpture contest

COFFS Harbour High School has won the Park Beach Plaza's Clean Up Australia Day Recycled Sculpture Competition with their art work, Heading in the Right Direction.

The winner was determined by the vote of the Coffs Coast community with Coffs Harbour Public School's Jetty Joy sculpture came in at second place closely followed by St Augustine's Happy Bins in third.

All three schools will receive a share of in $15,000 in prize money.

Inspired by Planet Ark's drive to recycle printer cartridges, the Coffs Harbour High School students behind the winning design created a mountainous road way from old printer parts with cars made from used ink cartridges.

The recycled road way symbolises the journey towards a more sustainable future.

Special prizes were awarded to Sawtell Public School for the Coffs Coast Waste Service Judges Award and Nambucca Heads Public School taking out the Coffs Coast Waste Services Appreciation Award.

All participating schools have received a free recycling Assessment and program from Coffs Coast Waste Services and Park Beach Plaza with more than $7,500 in recycling and composting equipment being awarded among the participating schools.

Park Beach Plaza's Marketing Manager, Caroline Bleechmore said all participating schools should be commended for their creative efforts.

The Recycled Sculpture Competition was designed by Park Beach Plaza to explore the creative potential of recycling school and household recycled waste items.

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