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INFORMATION AND EDUCATION

We want to encourage children to start thinking early about using resources again instead of wasting them.  School recycling champions (teachers, pupils and parents) in Monmouthshire and elsewhere have used different ways of getting the message across - 'trash to fashion' shows, composting on site, waste audits, art exhibitions, and plenty of other stimulating activities cutting across the curriculum.  MCR would like to help with ideas and resources to make the theory more immediate to children.


Children from Archbishop Rowan Williams Primary School visiting MCR's yard
Children from Archbishop Rowan Williams Primary School visiting MCR's yard

Monmouthshire Schools Waste Awareness Package

Monmouthshire Community Recycling in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council currently service most of the schools in the South of the county, several in the North, including all of the comprehensive schools, and we can offer our services to any remaining school in or near the area we cover on the Black Box scheme.  This includes:

-  supply of boxes and bins  

-  weekly collections of paper and tins

-  a talk on the '3 Rs' (reduce, reuse, recycle) to the whole school and individual classes

-  posters and leaflets about the scheme

-  education pack on recycling (storybooks, workbooks, video, interactive CDRom)

-  recycled stationery packs to be used as prizes (approximately 50 worth per school: pencils, pads, pencil cases, mousemats)

-  annual allocation of trees to be planted on school grounds

-  teacher training on Waste Awareness and Eco Schools

-  recycling 'pavilion' (customised garden shed) for schools outside the Black Box area (only one available at the moment)

-  tour of the MCR site, showing children where materials go and what we do with them before reprocessing

 ALL FREE OF CHARGE

All of the above is completely free of charge to the school.  Costs are met by sale of materials, and support from Big Lottery Fund, the WDA, Shotton Paper Mill, Careers Wales, Rural Community Action and Alupro. 

Any local groups for adults, such as clubs or societies, are welcome to a similar service.   

For more on sources of recycling info, see our Links section.

 


                                

 

 

Caldicot Comprehensive School  held a competition in which Year 9 students designed leaflets and posters to promote recycling in Monmouthshire.  The overall winner was Chloe Collier, with a simple message - It's Not Rubbish.  She has won a prize which includes a pack of recycled products.  Runners up will also be receiving prizes, and MCR would like to thank all those who took part.  The school also recycles its own paper and drinks cans.


Winning poster

Winning poster designed by:
Chloe Collier,
Caldicot Comprehensive