The children at the Heritage School in Limassol have collected cans for several years, and have recently been studying various aspects of recycling. One youngster came up with a novel idea for rasing funds for Cans For Kids: Nikki Koper, a year two student, decided to create a painting and put it up for sale on the free online classified ads website

“Scary Mermaid” sold for 20 Cyprus Pounds, followed by a second painting, “The Colourful Castle” and now, as part of an art/computer/science/environmental studies project, all the children from Year One and Year Two have created their own masterpieces which have gone on the website to raise funds for Cans For Kids. To view the paintings - and bid for them - visit

6 year old Nikki Koper proudly displays “The Colourful Castle”