Pupils go green at Hawsker School

Tia Ventress, Maddie Shackleton and Faith Lavagna moving soil donated to Hawsker school by SBC''w110308  Picture: Ceri Oakes  28/01/11
Tia Ventress, Maddie Shackleton and Faith Lavagna moving soil donated to Hawsker school by SBC''w110308 Picture: Ceri Oakes 28/01/11

YOUNGSTERS at Hawsker School have been going green and doing their bit for the environment.

The topic children have been learning about this term is green and pupils have been learning about the rainforests and after half term, they will be learning about recycling and renewable energy.

Scarborough Borough Council recycling department in partnership with Yorwaste has provided several bins of soil improver to the school for their project and promised even more if they need it.

The school uses it to recycle food waste from the kitchen and garden waste.

The soil improver is the end result of the composting process at Scarborough Resource Recovery Centre, which uses the garden waste collected within the borough via the brown bin and biodegradable sack scheme.

Head teacher Carl Hardwick said the children have been publishing some colourful art work connected with the rainforest and as an eco school, he is keen to promote composting and show that it is easy to do.

Donna Gaddass, recycling education officer at Scarborough Borough Council said: “This is just the kind of initiative and partnership we are seeking to encourage in the borough.

“It’s a great project and we are always happy to help schools in any way we can for projects that promote recycling, sustainability and helping the environment.

“This is an excellent opportunity for children to support and improve their school and feel proud in their achievements.

“It’s great to see schools inspiring our children to learn about and appreciate the natural world.”