As part of their continued work with Stevenage school parliament, Year 5 Pupil Parliament representatives visited the Stevenage recycling centre on Cavendish road. The children were first given an informal talk by one of the site coordinators followed by a tour of all of the facilities.
Here are some of the top tips the children brought back.
- 1 tonne of aluminium cans when crushed into a bale are worth £850.00
- When you recycle your green waste it is taken to a site where it is broken down. Did you know that on certain days each year the council offer this compost back to members of the public for free!
-When recycling plastic bottles please remember to squash them so that the refuse collectors can fit more recycling in each lorry.
-Try to ensure that recycling isn't contaminated - even the smallest amount of 'wrong' rubbish could be that the entire lorry of recycled rubbish is refused and has to be sent to land fill.
In our role as pupil parliament we have put together an action plan of our aims for the year. Please click the link below.
This week in our Pupil Parliament meeting we designed a Pupil Voice survey. This is so we can get the view of the children in our school. We will then put together all of the responses and set some next steps.