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Eco-minded children rewarded for reducing waste

Eco-minded children rewarded for reducing waste

Francis Batt

Eco-minded children rewarded for reducing waste

ECO friendly pupils at Trevelyan School in Windsor have halved the amount of landfill rubbish produced on the premises.

The school's finance officer Liz Major and information officer Linda Giles launched the ECO initiative in January. Pupils responded at once, deciding to concentrate on recycling and litter picking.

Two recycling bins were purchased for the dining hall. Pupils on the ECO committee also prepared an action plan.

After Easter the committee plans to organise a mufti day and cake sale to raise money for more recycling bins to go in every classroom.

The school also purchased litter pickers and pupils volunteer at break and lunchtime to litter pick.

Miss Hewett, the DT teacher, has made a suggestion box and is going to help the children make bird feeders.

Now the whole school has received a Bronze award from the organisation Eco Schools - part of Keep Britain Tidy.

Pupils will now work towards a silver and a green award.

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