Big Boxtrolls recycling week challenge!

Universal Pictures (UK) and Keep Britain Tidy have partnered to create The Big Boxtrolls Recycling Week Challenge with the adorable rubbish collecting movie superstars, The Boxtrolls.

Schools nationwide are being challenged to sign-up and make a fresh start to the New Year and to de-clutter post-Christmas by entering the quirky underground world of The Boxtrolls.

The Big Boxtrolls Recycling Week Challenge, which will take place from Monday 26 –  Friday 30 January 2015,  tasks teachers and pupils to collect recycling throughout January, beginning by bringing a cardboard box of rubbish collected over the Christmas period into the school classroom. The children then get crafty with the cardboard box and left over materials to create their very own Boxtroll, whilst learning how to correctly recycle and care for their own communities.

The Big Boxtrolls Recycling Week Challenge is being supported by Celebrity Campaign Ambassador, Natasha Hamilton, a mum of four who understands the importance of recycling with the family in a fun and engaging way.

Natasha said: “I’m thrilled to be a part of The Big Boxtrolls Recycling Week Challenge. After Christmas, there’s always so many leftover boxes, discarded wrapping paper and Christmas cards lying around. We’re asking schools, families and friends to come together to reuse and recycle this material in the New Year by getting crafty together with the super cute and rubbish collecting boxtroll characters!”

Morgan Phillips, Keep Britain Tidy’s Education Manager comments: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Universal Pictures (UK) for The Big Boxtrolls Recycling Week Challenge to get recycling into the classroom and children talking to their families about it. January is a great time for the challenge to take place, because of all the left over boxes, paper, cards begging to be reused following Christmas. Sign up now to get involved in the challenge and join in the fun!” 

Schools can enter by simply registering at the Keep Britain Tidy Boxtrolls website. Once signed up, participating schools will receive fun and easy to use downloadable resource packs, which include engaging activity sheets and taking part certificates, to encourage learning and creative activity in the classroom.

The school that follows in the footsteps of the thrifty ways of the Boxtroll characters and create the most impressive Boxtroll will win a money can’t buy prize of an amazing class trip to Universal Pictures (UK) in London for a special screening of The Boxtrolls, plus a meet and greet with the movie star Boxtrolls themselves. To enter into the draw for this, registered schools should email an image of their crafty creation along with their school name to  

And that’s not all, every school that takes part will also be in the running to receive one of five visits from the exciting and giant Boxtrolls bin. 

Family animation adventure of The Boxtrolls is released on 3D Blu-ray and DVD on 26 January 2015. With an outstanding voice cast, The Boxtrolls is a handcrafted animation by LAIKA, which follows the story of the adorable trash collecting characters, who have adopted orphaned boy Eggs and raised him in the amazing world that they have created by collecting junk no longer needed by the people above their underground haven, in the streets of Cheesebridge

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