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City West’s waste week gives Salford school a makeover

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Published by Bobbie H for City West Housing Trust in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities, Education, Environment, Health

The volunteers from City West Housing Trust show their work in the school playground The volunteers from City West Housing Trust show their work in the school playground

A Salford primary school teamed up with City West Housing Trust and its contractors to give their school grounds a makeover.

Following a series of workshops with pupils at St Paul’s CE Primary School in Walkden, over 40 volunteers from City West, which owns and manages 14,600 homes in west Salford, painted fencing, planted and weeded the gardens in the school playground.

Supplies were donated by City West’s contractors including Travis Perkins and the grounds maintenance teams at City West Works and Salford City Council.

The initiative was part of an EDF Energy Waste Week at the school, which involves a week of activities designed to focus on reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

The activities were led by City West and included a litter pick and a waste awareness assembly. The pupils also made their own “junk monster” from the waste collected and took part in a competition to design their own eco logo which was displayed on their high visibility jackets during the week.

Martyn Hague, Head of Communities and Neighbourhoods at City West, said: “The waste week has been a huge success and it has been a great opportunity for our staff to help out and make a difference in the community.

“This project is part of our big pledge to work with our customers and residents and improve neighbourhoods across west Salford.”

Yvette Sullivan, Headteacher at St Paul’s, said: “We are extremely grateful to all the volunteers from City West. The staff and children at St Paul’s would like to thank everyone involved in helping to revitalise our playground and support our learning during waste week.”

Following the energy waste week at St Paul’s, City West also held waste week initiative at St Andrew’s Primary School in Boothstown with activities including the creation of a vegetable garden.

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