St Hugh’s Primary School in Liverpool have been named winners of the Veolia and MRWA eco competition.
The eco competition – organised by resource management company Veolia and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) - was launched to encourage residents to recycle more across the region.
School children that visited the Recycling Discovery Centre to discover what happens to recycling after it’s collected were invited to take part by sharing the work they had done to help spread the word following their visit.
St Hugh’s eco council (pictured), created an innovative film to encourage their friends and families to recycle the right things in their bins at home. They were delighted to be named the winners and were presented with the £150 prize cheque.
Maggie Shaw, Learning Mentor at St Hugh’s, said: “Following our visit the eco council appeared more motivated, the students chose to make a film to show what they had learnt to the whole school. The visual element also meant language barriers could be bridged to educate children with English as an additional language.”
Ashley High School in Widnes, a high school that caters for students with autism and social communication needs, were named as the runners-up and the judges gave them special recognition for the hard work they put in to their entry.
Following their visit, they designed and delivered an eco-assembly to the whole school to share what they found on the visit and informed the rest of the school why it was important to recycle.
Jeff Sears, Director at Veolia said: “It is great to see that this competition has been so popular amongst local school children. It is one of the many ways we hope to include the whole community in our efforts towards increasing recycling rates and encouraging residents to live more sustainably.”
Click below to see the winning film by St Hugh's or visit the Recycling Discovery Centre page to book a visit.