Map of Man is huge relief

Students from Year 7 St Ninians School make Fairtrade 3D sculpture of map of Isle of Man

Students from Year 7 St Ninians School make Fairtrade 3D sculpture of map of Isle of Man

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A THREE dimensional model of the Isle of Man – made from recycled phone directories and Fairtrade food wrappers – is taking shape at the Manx Museum.

The sculpture is being made by St Ninian’s High School’s Fairtrade steering group to communicate the island’s Fairtrade status during Fairtrade Fortnight (February 25-March 10).

It is being made in the Douglas museum’s map room using its 3D model of the island as the foundation.

Papier mache is being recycled from old Manx phone directories – to make the connection with island residents – while the top layer is from wrappers of Fairtrade produce.

It is hoped that it will remind residents of the Fairtrade products that are available.

St Ninian’s teacher Jackie Merrick said: ‘Any contributions to our collection of Fairtrade produce wrappers that we could recycle in the making of our sculpture would be fantastic.

‘We need as many Fairtrade wrappers as we can lay our hands on as the sculpture is approximately 5m long and 1.5m wide.’ The public is welcome to watch its progress.

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