Stories from the Scrapstore


Stockwell Scrapstore Selfies!

Congratulations to Stockwell Primary School who, thanks to Eva in 2A, won a prize of a Scrapstore workshop in the recent Western Riverside Waste Authority 'design a recycled superhero' competition. On 17th January we joined Mr Serra's very excited class of children to make collages of themselves. The children used a variety of junk to make their collages, starting with a template cut out made from old cardboard hanging files from office clearance. They then decorated these with a range of materials otherwise destined for incineration. It was great to see what they could make from things that would otherwise have been thrown away. Look at some of the amazing collages made by the children a

Who Nose?

If you've been down to the Scrapstore lately (and if you haven't, why not?), you can't have missed the eye-catching installation that's been on display since the New Year. Inspired by the Royal Opera House's production of 'The Nose', Chloe Mattei created the piece to help inform students about how to get affordable tickets. The nose was made with unwanted newspapers mixed with glue to make paper-mache, then layered onto three different sized balloons. After that it was painted using samples provided by the Scrapstore, and finished off by being placed on Chloe's old jazz shoes! As part of the installation, Chloe is asking 'Who Nose?' what is going to happen in 2017 and encouraging people to t

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