Oxford, 20th November 2019 – Generous Greenredeem members in the Royal Borough have donated 1.84m points over the last 7 months to help local schools receive cash grants from the latest round of funding from the Greenredeem School Donations scheme.
Between April 2019 and October 2019 residents kindly donated an amazing 406,548 Greenredeem points to St Edmund Campion and 340,325 to Waltham St Lawrence Primary schools as part of the Greenredeem school donations scheme. All 18 schools that participated have received a share of the fund of £6,000, with St Edmund Campion and Waltham St Lawrence Primary schools receiving grant cheques for £1,065 & £891 respectively. 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 included in the notes).
St Edmund Campion primary school’s grant will be used to develop their forest area. Co-headteacher Mrs Camp-Overy, said “We are delighted 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 which will help create the next generation of eco-warriors passionate about caring for our planet.”
Waltham St Lawrence received a grant of £891.84 which will be spent on creating 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 to 2nd 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!”
Commenting on the scheme’s success, Greenredeem’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Rob Crumbie said: “We are delighted to continue to support sustainable and educational initiatives such as this and we look forward to revisiting the 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 and 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 points. This scheme has also highlighted the enormous work our local schools are doing to think sustainably about the future and 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 schools to help them earn grants for the development of initiatives that empower young people (3 to 18-years-old) in the areas of environmental awareness, education and action.
Notes Another 16 schools in the borough also received funding 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 Nursey 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.