There’s more than meets the eye to these clever constructions by some Salford school children!
The Transformers had nothing on the children of St. Andrew’s CE Primary School, Boothstown, when inventive youngsters took the opportunity to turn their rubbish into something exciting and new in a recycling awareness competition sponsored by local recycling business Fresh Start Waste Services.
Pupils came up with such creative ideas as a bag made from old crisp packets, a space shuttle, a rocket constructed with tin cans and a princess castle.
The overall winner of the Fresh Start School Challenge was Emily Clay (Nursery – age 4).
As one of Manchester’s leading waste management companies, Fresh Start – who provide waste collection, waste management and recycling services to the trade, industrial and commercial sectors – were keen to get involved with the youngsters and encourage them to reduce, reuse and recycle!
The winners received Disney vouchers, sponsored by Fresh Start. Teacher Miss Gemma Scowcroft said: “The pupils had a lot of fun building their recycled pieces, which will also contribute to the national Eco-Schools Award Initiative that we are taking part in.”
The fun competition had a more serious intent however. St. Andrew’s is helping Fresh Start pilot an eco- scheme that the company hopes to roll out in schools across Salford and further afield. With a portion of the school grounds now designated as a recycling centre, complete with Fresh Start recycling bins, pupils will be encouraged to recycle as part of their everyday school lives.