Knowl Hill C of E Academy were the most recent winners of funding from the Royal Borough and Greenredeem’s Recycling Incentive Scheme which has seen £6,000 donated to local good causes over the last 12 months.
Residents in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have been working hard to earn points by recycling their paper, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, cardboard and metal cans. Between September 2018 and February 2019 residents generously donated 327,575 Greenredeem points to Knowl Hill Academy as part of the Greenredeem school donations scheme.
As they received the most amount of points, the school was given a grant, worth £392.43. The school will be using the grant to develop their outdoor area to help towards the rejuvenation of their outdoor classroom. This will help to create a wonderful working sensory environment that will truly add to the quality of education that they are trying to impart to the pupils of Knowl Hill, both outdoors and indoors.
Cllr Gerry Clark, lead member for sustainability, waste services and economic development, said: “It is wonderful to see local schools and good causes reap the rewards of residents’ recycling efforts. Knowl Hill C of E Academy has been very successful at encouraging pupils, families, friends and neighbours to recycle more and donate their points to this school. Well done to Knowl Hill Academy and to all the residents who have supported them.”
Mrs Nichole Bourner, Headteacher of Knowl Hill Academy said: “We would like to thank the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for allowing us to join the Greenredeem Scheme over the spring and for their generous donation of £392.43.”
“We are going to be putting this money together with money raised by our PTA towards an outdoor classroom for the children to use. We think that learning outdoors is an important element of children’s learning, and we are excited that we will be able to incorporate learning outdoors all year around with our new purpose-built outdoor classroom.”
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 school in the future to see the new outdoor learning areas!”
There are currently 18 new schools that have joined the latest phase of the Greenredeem School Donations Scheme and Royal Borough residents have already been generously donating their points to help their local schools benefit from a share of the £3,000.
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.