Wooler school wins recycling contest to get new playground

Wooler First School has been selected the winner of a national competition to win a recycled plastic playground.

Friday, 29th December 2017, 07:48 am
View of Wooler First School Picture by Jane Coltman

Schools across the country entered the competition run by Febreze, in partnership with Tesco and TerraCycle, to raise awareness of the issue of waste recycling amongst Britain’s youngest.

Wooler was the only school in the North East to enter the competition, where pupils were challenged to mobilise their local communities to cast votes in the Febreze Playground competition.

Pupils mounted an impressive and enthusiastic campaign to encourage local votes, including a music video, in the end winning the grand prize, a recycled plastic playground.

The playground will be built mainly with parts made from recycled plastic lumber from kerbside recycling waste collected in the UK that includes milk bottles, plastic drink bottles, plastic food trays and containers.

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Mike Deane-Hall, headteacher, said: “We are proud and thankful to our community who rallied together to secure this fantastic win for our school.

“Wooler First School families are very excited for the installation of their own sustainable playground, this will be a big event for us next year.

“Teaching our youngest children about recycling is important for us as for many years we have championed recycling in our community with the children taking the lead.”