Posted on: 29/11/2018

School Council - Green Champions

On Thursday 29th November, the Student Council of St Stephen Churchtown Academy invited the Aspire Health & Safety Team on an educational visit to The Materials Recycling Facility at Bodmin, and the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre at St Dennis, run by Suez.

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Waste reduction and reducing the plastic waste in our oceans is something the Student Council is passionate about and the children were keen to study a variety of effective ways they can truly make a difference.  As a Trust, our H&S team - Julie Brooks and Sian Valentine - are committed to considering ways of engaging, and embedding, a culture of Reduce – Reuse – Recycle & Recover, amongst all staff and pupils.

The educational visit proved fascinating visit and the Student Council learned a great deal about the process of waste in Cornwall. The day, branded 'epic' by young and old alike, included interactive and fun educational activities including a tour of both facilities. The children even had time to get creative and produce something useful from a plastic milk bottle – check out the photos below in the gallery!

A tour of the facilities at Bodmin and St Dennis can be undertaken by any of our academies and Suez will provide a full tour and transportation free of charge.  Please contact either Julie or Sian for more details.

Written by Aspire