BUDDING environmentalists from primary schools across West Cheshire are being encouraged to get involved with a recycling project.
Last year’s launch of the Junior Environment Club, a recycling initaitve from the waste strategy and Streetscene departments at Cheshire West and Chester Council, has been a huge success in enabling youngsters to become more environmentally aware.
Junior officers are nominated by the schools to champion environmental issues such as recycling, local litter issues and climate change, whilst working closely with officers from Cheshire West and Chester to circulate environmental information.
Last year, 80% of primary schools took up the free council resource, which helps schools to accomplish their green flag award which can contribute towards an ECO school green flag award.
Liz Ellis, waste awareness officer for the council, said: “To ensure that the club expands and develops to incorporate a wider environmental subject area, this year we are looking to enrol all the primary schools in West Cheshire.”
As a thank you to the Junior Environment Club members of 2010-11, Cheshire West and Chester Council have organised a visit of Recycler the Robot for 20 schools.
Schools should fill in the application form and evaluation form that have recently been emailed to them.
For more information, contact Liz on 01606 973574.
You can find out more about Recycler the Robot on Youtube and by going to www.recyclezone.org.uk.