Chesterfield school wins national recycling prize

Children at a north Derbyshire school are celebrating after being named as champions in a national recycling competition.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 6:05 am

Inkersall Primary Academy beat competition from schools across the country in the Roberts Recycling contest to collect the most recyclable clothes, shoes, bags and other items.

Pupils were named Eco Champions and received a cheque doubling the amount of money originally raised through donations.

Vice-chair of the Inkersall Primary Academy Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Lisa Weatherall, said members of the community got involved to help the school campaign last year, ‘with many families having a clear out and recycling’.

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Inkersall Primary School pupils with Jo Mercer, Rachel Davies, Jayne Wilson, Lisa Weatherall and Jinny-Leigh Williams.

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“A special thanks goes to Jules Griffiths who stored and collected bags full of recyclable clothes from the surrounding area,” Lisa added this week.

​Roberts Recycling’s Recycle-4-School scheme is designed to develop students' awareness of textile recycling while providing them with a platform to generate much-needed funds for their school.

The company says that the clothes all end up in a place where they will provide affordable clothing to people who need it.

Representatives from Roberts visited the school on Friday, January 17 to present the cheque to the pupils and staff and help them to celebrate in style.

For more information on the scheme and how your school can take part, visit the Roberts Recyling website.