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Learning to recycle

Pupils from Mayville High School, (l-r) Poppy Reid, Ava Banerjee, Chase Cooper-Bennett, Elliott Etherington with recycling officer Kate Ironmonger from Portsmouth City Council. 
PCC workshop with pupils from Mayville High School to teach them how to recycle. 

Picture: Allan Hutchings (13207-778)

Pupils from Mayville High School, (l-r) Poppy Reid, Ava Banerjee, Chase Cooper-Bennett, Elliott Etherington with recycling officer Kate Ironmonger from Portsmouth City Council. PCC workshop with pupils from Mayville High School to teach them how to recycle. Picture: Allan Hutchings (13207-778)

CHILDREN have been given lessons in recycling at Mayville High School in Southsea.

Reception class pupils received a visit from a council recycling officer to help teach them what can and can’t be recycled.

Teacher of the boys’ Year R class Nick Lawrence said: ‘We did it to raise awareness of what you can recycle at home and in the classroom. We have a green bin in class so they can recycle their paper and their milk and drinking bottles.’

The children were also given a task of sorting through a big pile of rubbish to work out what could and couldn’t be recycled.

‘It was unusual, but the children enjoyed it,’ Mr Lawrence added. ‘We start early and teach every class these skills. They are the adults of the future, and can also encourage parents to recycle more.

‘You sometimes as an adult don’t realise how complicated it can be.’

 

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