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Lessons in Waste for School Children
23 July 2012
Mini hardhats and hi-viz jackets were vital additions to the school uniform for 60 children at Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling’s (RBMR) Recycling Awareness Day.
Pupils from Parkgate Primary School spent the day learning about large scale recycling having swapped the classroom for RBMR’s Rookery Farm Site – a cutting-edge aggregate recycling facility capable of processing 75,000 tonnes of construction waste every year.
A behind-the-scenes tour and on-site lesson gave the seven and eight year olds an insight into what happens to all the local builders’ waste delivered to the facility by RBMR’s fleet of tipper trucks and its skip division BROWNSKIPS.com.
The event, organised by staff at RBMR, achieved multiple learning objectives from the National Curriculum covering Geography, Science, Maths and Citizenship.
As a souvenir of the event and to help keep them safe in the local community, each child was given their own hi-visibility jacket to take home.
RBMR Environmental Officer Lauren Finch said: “The day’s been a huge success and it was great to see all the children so enthusiastic. It’s never been more important for people to recycle their waste and protect their local environment.
“School trips like this where children get to see the skip and tipper lorries and heavy machinery in action, really help to get them excited about recycling and we hope they will take this away with them and be more aware of recycling waste in their own home.”