|Two Putney schools win recycling award|
for their continued sustainable and innovative approach towards recycling
Hotham Primary School and ADT College in Putney has won an award from Recycle Western Riverside in recognition of its continued commitment to recycling.
Both schools were presented with a cheque for £100 this week by representatives of Recycle Western Riverside, for their continued sustainable and innovative approach towards recycling in school. They fought off stiff competition from other schools across Wandsworth to take the prize.
The competition was held across Recycle Western Riverside’s campaign area (covering the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea). All 84 schools that Recycle Western Riverside have worked with since the beginning of the schools programme in September 2002, were eligible to take part in the competition.
All the schools that entered were asked to show how their recycling schemes fulfilled the following categories:
Pamela Young, Head Teacher at Hotham Primary School, said: “Since first becoming involved in the Recycle Western Riverside schools programme we have made considerable improvements in the way that rubbish is dealt with at school. In particular we have made a commitment to green procurement as well as focussed our attention on reduction and reuse initiatives. We are extremely pleased to receive this award from Recycle Western Riverside and will continue to improve our waste reduction and recycling in school.”
Children from Hotham show their pride at winning the award
Melanie Ducret, Education Coordinator for Recycle Western Riverside, said: “ADT College has shown a real commitment to rubbish reduction and recycling. Considering the large number of students at the college, it’s impressive to see such environmental action taking place. A core group of motivated students continue to work hard at maintaining their paper recycling across the school.”
July 13, 2005