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Easter chicks are going cheep cheep cheep when they're made with leftover wool donated to the Crow Recycling Scrapstore for reuse. Visit the Scrapstore for paper, wool and card to make cute chicks, Easter baskets and Easter cards. Balls of wool vary from 10 pence to £1 depending on how big they are, paper is 2 pence for an A4 sheet and plain card is 3 pence for an A4 sheet. Sheets of patterned card are 10 pence each. The Crow Recycling Scrapstore is a member only shop - membership costs £10 per year. Opening times are Mondays to Thursdays 9.30am to 3pm and Fridays 9.30am to 12 noon. Find us at Orchard House, Sparkbrook Street, Coventry, CV1 5LB.
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Blue tits and blackbirds are nesting in the wildlife garden behind the Crow warehouse. The blue tits are making a nest in a nest box installed a few years ago and the blackbirds have chosen the hedge at the back of the garden. Hopefully the blue tits are on the alert for the sparrowhawks which sometimes swoop above the garden looking for small birds to eat. The garden was created with help from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust offering a habitat for birds and bugs. With a name like Crow the organisation might seem ideal place for birds to live but in fact Crow is an acronym - it stands for Coventry Recycling of Waste.
It is with great sadness that the Trustees of CROW Recycling wish to inform you of the sudden, unexpected death of Barbara Cowling. Barbara founded CROW in 1985 to provide work experience, based on recycling activities, for young people and adults with learning difficulties and/or other disadvantages. She retired from the post of manager in 2014 but continued as an unpaid volunteer until her untimely death last week. Her knowledge and expertise will be greatly missed but everyone involved, including her family, is determined to ensure that CROW will continue its valuable work.
Scores of second hand hula hoops are for sale at the Crow Scrapstore thanks to a generous donation. The hula hoops are great for garden toys and school or nursery playgrounds. They can also be cable tied together to make colourful sculptures. They're just 50 pence each. To buy hula hoops or anything else at the Scrapstore people must be members. It cost £10 for annual membership payable in cash or cheque when visiting the shop. Membership is open to organisations and indivuals. Scrapstore opening times are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm and Friday 9.30am to 12 noon.
Steel is magnetic but aluminium isn't - that was one of the lessons learnt by children from two groups who visited Crow Recycling this week. A year four class of eight and nine-year-olds from St Mary and St Benedict Catholic School in Coventry separated aluminium and steel cans using a magnet when they visited the Crow warehouse. They saw the can crushing and baling machines in action, had a go at sorting paper and fed sheets of paper into the shredder to make animal bedding. A group of home educated children from as far away as Walsall and Leicester also came to Crow for an educational visit. As well as learning about cans and paper they were full of ideas for making things from the waste materials donated to the Scrapstore.
College and university students studying art may find materials they need for their courses at bargain prices at the Crow Recycling Scrapstore. Once students have paid the £10 membership there are a host of art supplies and craft supplies available at low prices, ideal for people who have to stretch their student loans to cover coursework materials. Fabric, ribbon, tester paint pots, paper and card are among supplies which art students can use to create top grade art works. The Scrapstore is open Monday to Thursday 9.30-3pm and Fridays 9.30am to 12 noon. The Scrapstore is at Crow Recycling’s base at Orchard House, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, Coventry, CV1 5LB.
Blue Monday took a turn for the better at Crow Recycling with a thank you card from a teenager recently on work experience. It's a reminder that for the right person learning to operate machinery, completing tasks independently a getting a taste of taking responsibility in the workplace can make work experience at Crow a success. For school pupils the contrast with life in the classroom can be not just an eye opener but a confidence boost as well. To find out more about work experience at Crow Recycling click here. To sign up for e mail updates about work experience click here. To arrange a work experience placement ring Crow on 02476552444 or e mail email@example.com.
Would you like to bring your class to visit Crow Recycling? Pupils can find out how paper and used drinks cans are collected and prepared for recycling. They can see can crushing and baling machines in action. They can help sort paper into different grades ready for recycling. And they can find out how the sorted paper is shredded and baled to be reused as animal bedding or packaging. Pupils also visit Crow Recycling's Scrapstore to find out how waste materials are reused for arts and crafts. Educational visits to Crow Recycling are free and led by staff and volunteers with Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Can't make it with your class to the Crow premises in Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, Coventry? Crow can send someone out to your school to give a talk on recycling and reusing. For more information ring Crow Recycling on 02476552444 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for e mail updates about school visits click here.