GREEN-THINKING pupils have been granted a new bench at their school as a reward for their recycling efforts.
Children at Whiteley Primary School were asked by building firm David Wilson Homes to gather as many plastic milk containers as possible so they could learn about the importance of recycling.
In return the firm arranged for a brightly-coloured bench made out of 572 plastic milk bottles to be installed at the school.
The activity was also set up to mark 2012 Recycling Week, which runs from June 18 to 24.
Headteacher Lesley Pennington, said: ‘The pupils really enjoyed taking part in the project and it was a great way to get them excited about recycling.
‘We’d like to thank David Wilson Homes for organising the project and especially for the brightly-coloured bench.
‘It really has been a key attraction for the children at play time, as well as giving them a sense of achievement knowing that they contributed to creating it.’
Paul Moran, sales director for David Wilson Homes, said: ‘We try to recycle as much as we can and appreciate that sustainability is an extremely important issue.
‘This project was a fun and interesting way to teach young people about recycling.
‘I hope that the children took something away from the project and with any luck they will continue the good work in the future.’