18 schools cash in on recycling in the Royal Borough!

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Generous Greenredeem members in the Royal Borough have donated 1.84m points over the last 7 months. The points have led local schools to receive cash grants from the Greenredeem School Donations scheme. 18 schools are currently in the scheme and have received a share of the £6,00 fund.
 
Between April 2019 and October 2019 residents kindly donated an amazing 406,548 points to St Edmund Campion allowing them to receive £1,065. Waltham St Lawrence Primary received 340,325 points in order for them to receive £891.
 
The points donated equate to a staggering 368 tonnes of recycling collected, or enough to fill 43 recycling trucks. (Details of other schools that received grants are in the notes section below).

Royal Borough headteachers talk

St Edmund Campion primary school’s grant will help to develop their forest area. Co-Headteacher Mrs Camp-Overy, said “We are thrilled but not surprised that the St Edmund Campion Community has supported the Greenredeem scheme so wholeheartedly.  We intend to use the money awarded to further develop our forest school area. This will help create the next generation of eco-warriors passionate about caring for our planet.” Waltham St Lawrence received a grant of £891.84. The money will help to create a new outdoor learning area for their Year 1 children, as part of their Continuous Provision
 
Li-Juan Ellerton, Head Teacher of Waltham St Lawrence said: “Considering we are a small village school and coming in second place on this round of School Donations Scheme. It is truly AMAZING! This extra funding will make a huge difference to what we can offer our children. To be able to improve our provision, add more activities and resources will no doubt have a considerable impact on children’s learning and the school. In fact, all the children at WSL will benefit from this additional sheltered Outdoor Learning Area!”

royal borough school kids

What do others think of the donations scheme?

Commenting on the scheme’s success, Greenredeem’s Rob Crumbie said: “We are delighted to continue to support sustainable and educational initiatives such as thisWe look forward to revisiting the Royal Borough schools in the future to see the new outdoor learning areas!” 
 
Cllr Donna Stimson, lead member for environmental services, climate change, sustainability, parks and countryside, said: “I am delighted this school donation programme has been so successful. It’s great to see so many schools taking part in this scheme. It has been an excellent way for residents to support their local schools by donating their recycling pointsThis scheme has also highlighted the enormous work our local schools are doing to think sustainably about the future. It has also highlighted the strength of recycling in the Borough. Well done to all the schools that took part.”
 
The school donations scheme enables residents to donate their recycling points to local schoolsThe aim of these grants is to help develop initiatives that empower young people (3 to 18-years-old). Allowing them to grow in the areas of environmental awareness, education and action.

Other schools in the donations scheme

Notes. Here are the other 16 schools in the Royal Borough that also received funding. The sum of which is based on the proportion of points that were donated to their school. They are:
All Saints Junior School, Altwood C of E, Bisham C of E Academy, Boyne Hill Infant & Nursey School, Braywood C of E First School, Burchetts Green C of E Infant School, Clewer Green C of E Aided School, Cookham Nursery School, Eton Wick C of E First School, Hilltop First School, Holy Trinity C of E Primary School Cookham, Holyport College, Homer First School & Nursery, Kings Court First School, St Peter’s C of E Middle School, and Wraysbury Primary School.

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