Pupils encouraged to recycle in waste week

A WEST HALLAM school is one of 64 across the county to take part in EDF Energy’s Waste Week.

Scargill Primary School signed up to the scheme which aims to get schools learning about lunch and snack waste and thinking about how they can cut down the amount of waste they produce.

It also encourages pupils to think of ways they can recycle.

Pupils have been given Lunchtime Crunchtime activities packs which provide lessons and examples on how schools can encourage pupils to cut down their lunch and snack packaging.

Robyn Thorn, EDF Energy’s Education Programme Manager, said, “Waste Week is a great initiative that raises awareness of lunchtime waste in schools. It’s not a one-off event, but a campaign that allows children and young adults to truly embrace green issues and make a real difference over time.”