PAHS building with eco-bricks

As part of its Enviro Club, Port Alfred High School (PAHS) has begun to put its words into practice by initiating its first eco-brick project on the school grounds.

The enviro club president, Sheena Louca oversaw the construction of a foundation for a bench on Friday afternoon where pupils, parents and teachers took off their shoes to trample the straw and mud into a suitable building material commonly known as cob.

Owner of the Yellowood Forest Accommodation at Morgan Bay, Robyn Röhm, took the volunteers in attendance through the steps of building with cob and eco-bricks, something she has been doing for a number of years, in order to pass the knowledge on.

See next week’s Talk of the Town (June 13) for more on this story.

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