Infants win electrical recycling competition

PRIZE Cllr Derek Kimber and a recycling mascot at Elson Infant School
PRIZE Cllr Derek Kimber and a recycling mascot at Elson Infant School
From left, Paul Stanley, Jo Crisp, George Heasman, Mercedes Bevan, Luke Galea and Bethany Bevan from Highbury College

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THESE smiling youngsters won a recycling competition after collecting 125kg of electrical items.

Pupils at Elson Infant School were given the challenge of collecting as many unwanted electrical goods as they could find.

The competition was part of Recycle Week and was aimed at encouraging people to think about where their unwanted household items end up.

The 125kg of items they collected is the equivalent of 155 kettles or 252 hair dryers.

The school was one of 10 schools in Gosport that took part. In recognition of their work, the pupils were given a laptop computer by Weeecare, the waste company which recycled the items they found.

The deputy chairman of Gosport Borough Council’s community board, Cllr Derek Kimber, said: ‘I would like to congratulate the schools in the borough that took part in the scheme for the enthusiasm they showed in collecting and recycling items.

‘It really isn’t difficult to recycle old electrical items, and it means you not only save space at home, but you are helping the environment.’

Cllr Kimber presented the youngsters with their laptop.

Recycle Week was aimed at raising awareness of what can be recycled and how.