The Robert Piggott C of E School reap the benefits of recycling!

Group of young school kids and their scooters

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The Robert Piggott C of E School were the most recent winners of funding from Wokingham Council and Greenredeem’s Recycling Incentive Scheme which has seen £6,000 donated to local schools over the 12 months.

Residents in the Borough of Wokingham 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 164,538 points to the Robert Piggott C of E School. All part of the Greenredeem school donations scheme.

How Robert Piggott C of E School will use the grant

They received the most amount of points and subsequently the school was given a grant, worth £657.52. The school will be using the grant to develop their outdoor area. Helping to improve their school environment and continue their 3R’s: Recycle, Reuse and Reduce.
 
Cllr Graham Howe, Deputy for Environment, Wokingham Borough Council said: “We are happy to continue to support the Greenredeem scheme. It enables residents to donate their recycling points to good causes and schools. The Robert Piggott C of E Infant School has been successful at encouraging friends and neighbours to recycle more. As well as donate their points to this terrific school. Well done to the Robert Piggott Infant School!” Through Greenredeem, Wokingham Council continues its green policy to promote recycling and to be more environmentally aware.
Group of young school kids and their scooters

More from the Robert Piggott C of E school

Mrs Elaine Hughes, Head of School from the Robert Piggott C of E Infant School, said: ‘We participate in the Greenredeem donations scheme as its support our desire to be ecologically aware and eco-friendly. It also generates a lot of excitement as we log on to see how we are getting on in comparison to the competition! This year we are so happy to have received a cash reward!

We wanted to spend the reward on other resources or initiatives that encouraged our eco-friendly focus further. Therefore, we have treated ourselves to a new scooter and bike pod. This way we can keep the children’s belongings safe after they have made their way to school without a car. We have also bought plants which the children have nurtured and planted in our new planters. 

They are now looking forward to seeing them flourish in the coming months. The children themselves will be discussing what other projects to spend the rest of the money on. Our Eco Warriors Team will be facilitating this discussion and feeding back what the pupils have decided upon. All in all, it has been a great initiative and we look forward to entering again next year!”

Commenting on the scheme’s success, Greenredeem’s Rob Crumbie said: “We are delighted to continue to support sustainable and educational initiatives such as this. We look forward to revisiting the school in the future to see the new outdoor learning areas! Most importantly, it’s great to see the benefits of recycling”

Greenredeem's school donations scheme

There are currently 15 new schools that have joined the latest phase of the Greenredeem School Donations Scheme. Wokingham residents have already been generously donating their points to help their local schools benefit
 
The aim of the schools donation grant is to help develop initiatives that empower young people (3 to 18-years-old). Initiatives include areas of environmental awareness, education and action.

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