Pupils Collect Record Amount During Recycling Week
Stamford Junior School pupils recycled 372 pairs of unwanted shoes, 163 printer cartridges, three car loads of baby equipment and over 1,000 stamps and foreign coins to help local shops and charities during their second Recycling Week in January 2016.
The pupils also delivered over 10,000 cards to their local M&S store to support M&S’s annual Christmas Card Recycling Scheme in conjunction with The Woodland Trust. As a result, they estimate that over 10 trees will be planted on their behalf.
Card recycling was one of several collections made during the school’s annual Recycling Week, which makes a real occasion of all the pupils’ efforts. The pupils also brought in used stamps, foreign coins, shoes, printer cartridges and baby equipment to support other local charities and organisations.
“Our pupils were inspired in particular by Sarah-Jane from Stamford charity, Alternatives, who was kind enough to come and speak in assembly to explain how expensive it is to bring up new-born babies. Sarah-Jane asked the children to hunt around their homes for redundant baby equipment and, judging by the amount that was brought into school the following week, Sarah-Jane’s message certainly touched a chord”, commented Emma Smith, Stamford Junior School Headmistress. “We were also delighted to have collected 105 kg of cards for the Woodland Trust, via M&S in Stamford, which means that over 10 trees will be planted on our behalf.”