Carr Hill Primary School Tyre planters

Carr Hill Primary School Tyre planters Case study


Lets learn a little more about: The Green Champions of Carr Hill Primary School

What do you reuse / repurpose / recycle? 
I use denim jeans which are no longer fit to wear and other vintage fabrics.

How would you describe what you do? 
The Green Champions of Carr Hill Primary School were established in the Autumn of 2016 following the installation of the Solar Panels and consist of two volunteers from each class across Key Stage 1 and 2. The aim was to raise awareness of issues affecting our environment both at school and at home and empower them to make a positive contribution.



What has the group been up to? 
​​The Green Champions have undertaken a number of initiatives since which have undoubtedly had a positive impact on life at Carr Hill.

·         School milk now delivered in plastic bottles rather than TetraPak cartons so they can be recycled.
·         Ice cream in the school kitchen now bought in blocks rather than individual polystyrene tubs.
·         Plastic bottle tops collected to be used in projects across school.
·         Paper recycling and composting part of our daily routine.
·         Used plastic pens and batteries are collected from the school and local community for recycling.

What are the plans for the future?  
Last year’s project was to develop a whole school growing project where each class in school in school engages in a friendly competition to grow a particular vegetable. We used our Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund grant to buy tools, equipment and soil to recycle old car tyres, enough for each class to have their own. Last year we enjoyed the Great Carrot Grow Off! Next year we are looking forward to the Beetroot challenge.

What tips do you have for other Nottinghamshire residents to help them reduce, reuse, repurpose or recycle? 

If you have a project that would benefit from funding from the Reduce, Reuse, Recycling fund find out more here: