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Ireland Wood Primary School Cleans Up In Recycling Competition

June 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Community News, Ireland Wood School

by Joel Beaumont
Ireland Wood Primary is celebrating after winning a citywide, radio competition designed to inspire recycling.

As part of Recycle Week schools from across Leeds took part in a competition to create a radio advertising campaign that will inspire kids and their parents to recycle.

Ireland Wood beat entries from over 20 primary schools to win and now their idea for an advert will be turned into a nationwide advertising campaign. The children were presented with a Gold Disc for their creative and inspiring work.

Ian Blackburn, Head Teacher of Ireland Wood Primary School, said: ‘The students really enjoyed getting involved in the competition and it was a great way for them to learn more about the environment and how they can influence people to be greener and be more committed to improving the local environment.

Ireland Wood School Recycling Winners.

Deputy Executive Board Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Jack Dunn presented the award to children from the school and congratulated them on their positive attitude to the environment. He said: “Recycling Week is about celebrating our collective achievements and promoting ways in which we can build on this success. It’s very fitting that we’re presenting an award to young people who are already committed to delivering a cleaner and greener city. I congratulate them on their excellent work and I hope it will inspire young people to get involved in the green agenda”

Recycle Week

This is the tenth anniversary of Recycle Week which takes place each June. The city of Leeds has a lot to celebrate when it comes to recycling. Leeds continues to increase its annual recycling rate which now stands at 40.2% percent, up from 11% in 2003.

Holt Park has some of the best recycling facilities in the city. As well as the recycling bins located on streets in the Holtdales and Holt Farm Close/Rise, the Asda car park is equipped with large recycle banks for glass, paper, plastic and tin. There are also clothes donation banks operated by various charities.

Ireland Wood’s winning submission will now be made into a professionally styled radio advert that will be used to promote recycling in schools across the country.

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