Blakemore’s recycling challenge to engage the next generation

School children from across Walsall descended on Blakemore’s Recycling Centre to compete for the Environmental Challenge Cup 2013.

Year five pupils from Fibbersley Park, St Giles C of E and Green Bank Primary Schools to take part in the event which aims to educate pupils about the benefits of recycling.

As part of the competition, now in its second year, pupils were given the opportunity to take a tour around the company’s recycling centre and interview recycling manager, Steve Morgan about his job.

The challenge itself saw the children tasked with constructing a structure out of recyclable materials in small teams and create a poster illustrating the life cycle of a waste material that comes through the recycling centre.

The winning team was St Giles C of E Primary School who built a robot out of waste items to encourage customers to shop in Spar stores.

Steve Morgan said: “It is important to us as a company to highlight the importance of recycling on the environment to school children across the area.”

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