Heritage High School students earn bottle cap bench

Students for the Life Skills class at Heritage High School have been collecting bottle caps to create the bench.

Posted: May 6, 2019 12:49 PM
Updated: May 7, 2019 8:29 AM

MONROEVILLE, Ind. (WFFT) - The hard work of students at Heritage High School paid off on Monday.

The Special Education department at the school has been collecting, sorting, and packaging bottle caps over the last year, and as a result, the school received a bottle cap bench.

The bench was presented to the Life Skills students at Heritage and the bench is made entirely out of the caps the students collected.

Tom Fox with the Allen County Department of Environmental Management says students learn valuable lessons by collecting the caps.

"It’s a lesson about teamwork. It’s a lesson about working towards a goal, working towards something together. It’s also helping the environment, keeping the plastic out of the landfill and using it for something productive," Fox said.

And this is the last bottle cap bench through the Allen County Department of Environmental Management. They will begin partnering with Buddy Bench programs in the future.

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