EDUCATING PUPILS AS PART OF Keep Britain Tidy’S Big School Clean
14th April 2022
To support Keep Britain Tidy’s Big School Clean 2022 campaign, we partnered up with Forestdale Primary School and John Lyon School. We set out to educate pupils on the importance of recycling and sustainability.
Powerday’s Associate Director Simon Little and Sustainability Driver Maisie Collins and presented an assembly to over 200 pupils at Forestdale Primary School, educating them on what items at home they can recycle and reuse. To further encourage them to recycle, we donated a 7-yard skip for the pupils to bring in recyclable items from home to be 100% diverted from landfill.
Chris Batterbee, Powerday’s Environmental Manager welcomed 8 pupils from John Lyon School to our our main Materials Recycling Facility (the largest in South England), he explained how all our machines work and where the waste ends up.
We are proud to be supporting the local community and young learners keen to learn about recycling and pave the next generation of recyclers.
Mrs Angela Grady, Head of Sustainability at John Lyon commented: The tour was brilliant – THANK YOU POWERDAY!! We had such a wonderful time with you yesterday. It was an amazing experience for us to see how the Material Recycling machines work and see them in action!
William, pupil at John Lon, said: “Thank you for the immaculate experience at Powerday. Thanks for making our world a better place!”
Miss Kerry Fennell, Eco Lead at Forestdale Primary School added: “Thank you to The Powerday team for presenting such a good recycling assembly to our entire primary school. The children were delighted with what they learnt and enjoyed filling up the skip so much! I cant wait to show them the waste report!“
We were pleased to have awarded this contract to Powerday. They have delivered their services efficiently and reliably, achieved high recycling rates and 100% recovery, meeting our requirements throughout the project. They have been easy to deal with, reasonable and fair. We have been particularly impressed with their account management and waste reporting capabilities
Dave France, Project Director, Ecoworld Ballymore