Liverpool schoolchildren recycle with Plus Dane, Your Housing Group
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
Plus Dane recycling
Housing associations Plus Dane and Your Housing Group have initiated a project to teach children about recycling in Merseyside.
Year 6 pupils from Holy Family School in Liverpool have become 'environmental rangers' as part of the project. The children took part in workshops to learn about recycling, went on a trip to Gilmoss recycling centre and received training in how to be safe when cleaning up public areas. The L8 area, where the school is based, has some of the lowest recycling rates in the city.
The school has taken part in two clean up events, and had arts and crafts sessions using recycled materials along with a celebratory picnic to thank the children for their efforts.
Plus Dane engagement officer Lisa Cover said the idea is "to try to educate young people about recycling and keeping where they live clean and tidy".
Russell Gates, community project officer for Your Housing Group, said: "Plus Dane presented the idea for environmental rangers to our community grant panel and we were delighted to jointly fund the scheme with them. The young people have done a fantastic job learning about recycling and we’re so proud of all their hard work."
The children will pass on their knowledge to schoolmates in the year below them to ensure the work is carried on when they graduate to secondary school.