Munch comes to Mulberry!

The super-sized Munch Truck visited a Haringey Primary School for a fun afternoon of storytelling and meeting the recycling crew.

Munch the Recycling Truck visited Mulberry Primary School recently to give the Year 1s a live demonstration of what happens to their recycling as it is collected.
Pupils were treated to the opportunity to sit in the cab and have a play with the buttons, as well as being allowed to throw some recyclable items into the back of the truck and see Munch in action! The foreman in charge talked them through a day in the life of a bin collection man and they had the chance to ask any questions about where their rubbish and recycling goes and what we do with it in Haringey.
The pupils also attended a reading of the children’s book “Munch and the Funny Tummy”, read by a Veolia employee, which charts a day in the life of a Recycling Team and their shiny new truck. Copies were given out to the class teachers for future lessons.
Grace Hull, Education Office for Veolia, said: “The classes had a fantastic time! Everyone was excited to see the big recycling truck in the playground and the children were really interested in the story. We really enjoyed bringing the story to life in this way and we hope it inspires the children to think positively about recycling and rubbish.”
The teachers at Mulberry Primary School said they loved how the children were able to see Munch in action, which helped them to understand what happens to their recycled materials. Madeline Singer, Year 6 Teacher, said: "The whole experience was hands-on, informative and rewarding for the children, something they will remember." 
Munch loves to travel! If you are interested in Munch coming to visit your school, please contact the Veolia Haringey Education Team at [email protected]. The Team also offers a number of environmental workshops both in school and at our Education Centre, please contact the team for further details.
Munch and the Funny Tummy was written by two operatives from Veolia’s Westminster contract to inspire and encourage children to recycle. It has been distributed to schools across the UK.