A COLOURFUL display made from recycled items is taking pride of place in a disused shop window in Oswestry.

The unique 'mosaic' bottle top designs have been made by youngsters from schools and community groups around the town after an idea from Katie Lyon from Morda Village Preschool.

Keen to highlight recycling and being more 'green', Katie and other staff at the school contacted other schools and businesses in the area to get them on board.

She said: "It's important to be sustainable, I wanted to do something to raise awareness.

"The children were talking about sustainability as part of their topic, we use a lot of recycled materials anyway.

"We started collecting the bottle tops in February and local businesses had boxes in their shops.

"When we had collected enough we gave them out to all the groups and schools who were joining in."

Nicola Morris, who also works at the school, added: "It was just a great way of bringing the community together.

"It's also a nice idea for the children to be able to show off their designs to their families during the summer."

"We wanted it to be all about the children – it's nice to have everyone working together in the same place," Katie added.

"They wanted to make the pictures themselves, it was nice to let their creativities flow."

You can see the colourful 'mosaic' pictures on display in the windows of the former Baby Bird cafe in Cross Street.