FRODSHAM Primary Academy pupils are no slouches when it comes to reducing the amount of waste that goes into local landfill sites.
Pupils at the school, which joined Warrington Primary Academy Trust in May, took part in their first trust inter-school competition – and came out top.
The youngsters were challenged to collect old clothes from home for recycling – and Frodsham children collected the most, with the 98 pupils delving into wardrobes and drawers and amassing almost 300 kilos of unloved attire.
Pupils collected an average of 3kg each and the bundles – were then sent to clothes recycling charity bag2school, earning funds that will be put towards new outdoor learning resources.
The competition was part of trust-wide efforts to promote a greater understanding of environmental issues within the curriculum, including looking at ways to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill.
Head of school Gemma Callaghan said: “We have a forest school here in our school grounds which has encouraged our children to develop a real passion for the environment, so when they were asked to take part in this challenge they really went for it.
“The children let out a huge cheer when I told them that they had won the competition. Now they want me to buy a new trophy cabinet for the school reception so that we can put the trophy on display!”
Pictured: Frodsham Primary Academy Year 6 pupil Dylan Ellis is presented with the recycling competition trophy award by Nikki Edwards, finance and operations director of Warrington Primary Academy Trust.