ECO-FRIENDLY Warwick Nursery School is showing others the green way.
Pupils and teachers at the Coventry Road school won the ‘Don’t bin it, bag it’ recycling competition organised by Warwick District Council, Suez recycling and recovery UK, and textile recycling company Wilcox.
The competition challenged 14 nursery and primary schools in the district to collect the most clothing, textiles and shoes for recycling over a six week period.
In total 674 bags containing a total of 3.3 tonnes of textiles were collected, with winners Warwick Nursery School claiming the top prize of £500 in vouchers by achieving 3.29kg per pupil.
Vincent Kilby, contract manager for Suez, said: “We ran the competition to help raise awareness that householders can recycle their unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles, simply by putting them in a bag next to their recycling box and bags, and were delighted with the response we received from local schools.”
Council neighbourhood spokeswoman Coun Moira-Ann Grainger, added: “It was great to see so many of the district’s nursery and primary schools not only rising to this challenge, but also using this competition as an opportunity to teach children and their parents the importance of reusing and recycling unwanted items in the future.”
Warwick Nursery School headteacher Cathy Bignold said: “As a Silver Award Eco School, the nursery encourages children to think about reusing and recycling and the parents, staff and children embraced ‘Don’t bin it, bag it’ enthusiastically.”