21 Dec 2011
Christmas has come early for Adswood Primary School, which has been awarded £1,000 as winners of the ‘Perfect Bin’ recycling competition.
Pictured is Cllr Shan Alexander, Kath Conwell, Molly Williamson and fellow pupils.
Primary schools across Stockport took part in a recycling challenge which saw Stockport Council, working with education officers from Recycle for Greater Manchester, delivering recycling master-classes to pupils aged between 7 and 11 years old.
To help improve recycling at home, pupils were asked to help their families put the correct items in their brown bin. A ‘Perfect Bin’ hanger was provided for pupils to place on their brown bin on collection day, which also entered them into a prize draw.
Pupils at Adswood Primary School were overjoyed when Molly Williamson age 10, was chosen as the ‘Perfect Bin’ winner. Molly and her family received £100 of shopping vouchers, and the school was presented with £1,000, along with a class trip to the new visitor centre at the Bredbury Recycling Facility, all courtesy of Recycle for Greater Manchester.
Kath Conwell, Headteacher at Adswood Primary School, said: “I am very proud of Molly. What a great achievement! We do a lot of recycling at school so for the children to be taking the message home as well is really encouraging. Mrs McQuade and the whole of Molly’s class are now busy deciding how to spend the prize money and they’re all looking forward to their visit to the new recycling plant.”
Councillor Shan Alexander, Executive Member for the Environment at Stockport Council, said: “It’s so important that children learn about reducing, reusing and recycling from a young age. The pupils have really got involved in helping their families recycle at home too, which benefits the borough as a whole, as well as teaching them good life skills for the future.
“Congratulations to Adswood Primary school and to Molly. I’m sure their recycling journey will continue next year as they become one of the first visitors to the new recycling facility in Bredbury.”
Residents can boost the borough’s recycling by making sure they put the right items into their recycling bins. For more information about the Council’s ‘Right Thing Right Bin’ information programme visit www.stockport.gov.uk/waste or www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com