Wirral Primary School wins Eco Competition

Pupils and teachers from Ladymount Catholic Primary School in Pensby were presented with a prize after winning an eco competition.

Pupils and teachers from Ladymount Catholic Primary School in Pensby were presented with a prize after winning an eco competition.

The school’s Sustainability Squad won the ‘Wipe Out Waste’ schools eco competition organised by Veolia Merseyside & Halton and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA). Pupils were challenged to find exciting ways to share and pass on what they had learned after visiting the Recycling Discovery Centres in Liverpool and Bidston, with the aim to encourage everyone to wipe out waste. 

Over 3000 school children visited the RDCs while the competition was running with many schools taking part in the competition. Projects ranged from making seats out of old tyres for a schools’ reading corner through to junk models and musical instruments. One school even wrote to their Local Councillors to ask for more recycling bins in their local area.

The judges had a hard time judging the entries but awarded Ladymount Catholic Primary School’s  Sustainability Squad with a winners cheque of £150. A runner’s up prize was awarded to the Reception Class from Thornton Hough Primary School.

Carl Beer, MRWA (left) and Neil Fox, Veolia with the winners from Ladymount Catholic Primary School

Claire Spicer, teacher at Ladymount Catholic Primary School said: “Our visit to the Recycling Discovery Centre had a real impact on our Sustainability Squad. As a result they wanted to encourage other children to reduce their impact on the world and to recycle more. Our parents, staff and children all embraced the ‘wipe out waste’ theme enthusiastically."

"The Squad are looking forward to using the money to set up a composting corner in our outdoor space, so that we can recycle some of the food waste we create here in school and also buy some flower seeds to make the area more attractive for wildlife." 

Carl Beer, Chief Executive at MRWA said: “This is a great initiative and the pupils here at Ladymount are fantastic ambassadors for our messages of reuse and recycling."

Jeff Sears, Director at Veolia said: “Our Recycling Discovery Centres are a very popular school trip, so it’s great to see so many schools using their visit as an opportunity to teach other children and their parents the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.” 

Veolia are holding open days in July, you can book on a tour at Bidston or pop-along to the Gillmoss event and see what happens to your recycling after it’s been collected. More information can be found on the events page click here.
 

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