Knowl Hill C of E Academy thrive on recycling achievements

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Knowl Hill C of E Academy were the most recent winners of funding from the Royal Borough and Greenredeem’s Recycling Incentive Scheme. Currently, it 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. For example, they’re earning points by recycling 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. Transforming the Greenredeem donations platform into a community effort to help schools.
As they received the most amount of points, the school has received 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 positively help to create a wonderful working sensory environment. Ultimately the aim is to increase the quality of education that the pupils of Knowl Hill receive, both outdoors and indoors.

Comments on the recycling scheme

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. They are encouraging pupils, families, friends and neighbours to recycle more and donate their points to this school. Well done to Knowl Hill Academy and to everyone who has 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. Furthermore, not forgetting their generous donation of £392.43.”
“This money will be put together with money raised by our PTA towards an outdoor classroom for the childrenWe believe that learning outdoors is an important element of children’s learning. 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 Rob Crumbie said: “We are delighted to continue to support sustainable and educational initiatives. We look forward to revisiting the school in the future to see the new outdoor learning areas!”

Schools in the donations scheme

There are currently 18 new schools that have joined the latest phase of the Greenredeem School Donations SchemeRoyal Borough residents have recently 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 a number of local schools. In fact, every point helps them earn grants for the development of a variety of initiatives. These will help to empower young people (3 to 18-years-old) in the areas of environmental awareness, education and action.

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