High School Capstone Project - Sleep Mats
Design | Competition| Crochet
West Side Academy of Information Technology and Cyber Security has started creating Sleep Mats for the homeless as part of their High School Capstone project through the DPSCD Go Green Challenge. This year (the 2016-2017 school year) the entire school came together to create parns from recycled plastic bags, which the Green Panthers (the WSA Green Team) will crochet into sleep mats that people can use to keep their bedding dry when sleeping outdoors.
The Green Team at West Side Academy Upcycles!
The High School Capstone Team at West Side Academy is upcycling plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless!
The Bags need to be cut, linked together and rolled up into “plarn” balls before they can be crocheted. The plarn balls require a lot of hands on work, so in order to incorporate school wide involvement, West Side created a competition to see which class could create the longest chain of plastic bag links.
The competition was a success, and Ms. Logan’s home room even created a chain that was able to wrap around the entire school twice!
Keep up the great work West Side!
Original Article Published April 5, 2017 - DPSCD Go Green website: