CHILDREN were taught the value of recycling at a special event.
Pupils at Helme Junior & Infant School, Meltham, spoke with members of the ‘Business and Enterprise Project’ to discuss how their waste can be re-used to create a business.
The project aims to provide children with a greater understanding of the benefits of recycling, both environmentally and financially.
It will begin with a week of workshops, where pupils will learn how businesses have been set-up using the things we throw away. They will then have until the Summer term to come up with ideas for items that could be made from the school’s waste.
The project is being run by volunteers from Halifax based environmental charity ‘Urban Mines’, with funding from the Halifax Bank Of Scotland Foundation.
Alex Barnett from the HBOS Foundation said: “This is a great project which encourages schools and pupils to consider their waste materials, and how they can be adapted for reuse.”
“The programme requires pupils to think creatively, and challenges the literacy and numeracy skills of those taking part.”