Local schools rise to the Recycling Challenge

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Schools in the Coleraine Borough Council area have been demonstrating how they are happy to park their ipods to rummage around in bins and rise to the challenge with recycling ideas.

They have been coming up with exciting and original concepts as part of the RiverRidge Recycling School Recycling Challenge 2014 in association with Autoline Insurance Group.

Pamela Jordan, Business Development Manager for RiverRidge Recycling said, “It is fabulous to see all the schools so keen to engage with the RiverRidge Recycling School Recycling Challenge in association with Autoline Insurance Group.They have really entered into the spirit of this initiative and it’s wonderful to see how excited and enthusiastic the children are about reducing the waste they produce ensuring that they make a difference for themselves and for their school.

“Recent visits have shown how using their recycling bins in the classroom is raising awareness about the importance of recycling and how it is now becoming part of everyday school life for the children involved.”

All the schools from the Coleraine Borough Council area were invited to take part in this challenge and apply for the special sponsorship courtesy of Autoline Insurance Group.

From litter pickers at Macosquin Primary School to dedicated recycling bins in St. Patrick’s School, Portrush and recycled artwork at St. Columba’s Primary School in Garvagh, the sponsorship from Autoline Insurance Group has been a welcome boost to all.

Angela Stewart, Commercial Manager for Autoline Insurance Group said, “We are delighted to be involved with the School Recycling Challenge. It’s fantastic to see the inventive ideas the children have come up with in the classroom.The colourful and imaginative artwork and their commitment to regular recycling are all very impressive.”

Mr Bonnar Clarke, teacher of Sandelford Special School in Coleraine, and one of the schools taking part said, “Recycling is part of our everyday school life and it’s great for the whole school community to get involved in this recycling challenge. It has helped us immensely to develop recycling as an integral part of everyday school life.

“One of the projects we are running is a school wide recycling poster competition which all the children have been able to get involved with and I have to say there are some amazing pieces of artwork.”

Schools’ waste will be assessed at the end of May and in June gold, silver and bronze awards will be presented to the various schools participating.

Don’t forget the deadline of 31st May 2014 for all schools to apply for sponsorship money the RiverRidge Recycling School Recycling Challenge 2014 in association with Autoline Insurance Group.