New re­cruits get their re­cy­cling or­ders

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

EX­CITED and en­thu­si­as­tic pri­mary school chil­dren have been at­tend­ing launch events across the bor­ough for this year’s Ju­nior Re­cy­cling Of­fi­cers’ pro­gramme.

A Ju­nior Re­cy­cling Of­fi­cer (JRO), en­cour­ages the three Rs; Re­duce, Re­use and Re­cy­cle, in their schools and with their fam­i­lies and wider com­mu­ni­ties.

Twenty five lo­cal schools were among the pri­mary schools in­vited to join the scheme run by Cheshire East Coun­cil’s arms length com­pany Ansa En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices. At­ten­dees were treated to a spe­cial ap­pear­ance by ‘Phil the Bin’ as well as ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing a com­post­ing quiz, a Love Food Hate Waste game and a quiz on re­cy­cling from your bath­room.

Lucinda Hodges, Waste Education Of­fi­cer, ex­plained to the chil­dren how Sal­va­tion Army Tex­tile Re­cy­cling works and how fam­i­lies can as­sist a char­ity by rais­ing £200 per tonne of tex­tiles col­lected by schools. Spec­ta­cle re­cy­cling through the char­ity, Vi­sion Aid Over­seas, was also dis­cussed as an ex­am­ple of re­use.

Each stu­dent re­ceived a jute ruck­sack with re­cy­cled sta­tionery and books to take back to school to help them in their role. They were also briefed on key aspects of their roles such as; or­gan­is­ing great com­pe­ti­tions, lead­ing re­cy­cling as­sem­blies, as well as set­ting up re­use and re­cy­cling col­lec­tions.

Mrs Hodges said: “It is won­der­ful to see so many chil­dren who are pas­sion­ate about re­cy­cling.”

There are cur­rently 130 Ju­nior Re­cy­cling Of­fi­cers from 60 schools in the Cheshire East re­gion.

The schools in­volved were Adling­ton, Ash Grove, Bollinbrook, Bolling­ton St John’s, Bolling­ton Cross, Bosley St Mary’s, Gawsworth, Hollinhey, Hurds­field Com­mu­nity, Ivy Bank, Ket­tleshulme St James, Lo­s­tock Hall, Mar­ton and District, Nether Alder­ley, Park Lane, Parkroyal, Pott Shrigley, Prest­bury, Puss Bank, Rainow, St Al­bans Catholic, Marl­bor­ough, Up­ton Pri­ory, Ver­non and Win­cle.

●● Ju­nior Re­cy­cling of­fi­cers in Mac­cles­field

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