Rose Court Pupils Scoop Environmental Award

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Environmentally-aware pupils at Rose Court have scooped an award for having ZERO grams of waste in their lunch boxes…for the second successive year!

This is also the third year in a row that pupils from the school have come top in the schools’ competition run by Skelton Grange Environment Centre in South Leeds.

The eco-conscious youngsters spent a day at Skelton Grange in Stourton to learn about ecological issues. As part of the day each child brought a packed lunch from home and, after they had eaten, they helped to sort and recycle any leftovers.

Waste which could not be reprocessed was then weighed…however staff at the centre were amazed to discover that there was none.

Head of Rose Court, Miss Anne Pickering, said: “Our pupils set a record at Skelton Grange by achieving zero waste for the first time last year and we are delighted to have done it again.”

The competition is open to all schools visiting Skelton Grange, which is run by BTCV, the UK’s largest charity involving volunteers and the environment.

Photographed with their waste-free lunch boxes and Skelton Grange award are (L-R) Lucy-Mae Musgrave, Luca Christon, Adam Ajmal, Mabel Dodman, Ruby Nieuwoudt and Amirali Foroutani.

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