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Schools Recycling Takeover Challenge 2018

Children and young people will benefit from: An opportunity for primary school Green\Eco-teams, school councils or whole classes to find more out about the role of Leeds City Council’s specialist Waste Recycling Advisors, in order to takeover this role in school through becoming school Recycling champions.

Through taking part children and young people will gain: A teacher’s resource pack is available that provides editable templates for creating ‘Wanted’ posters, job descriptions, job applications, job contracts, parents/carers letter, achievement certificates and ID badges. Pupils will learn, through a half day interactive lesson, about;

  • The importance of waste minimisation and recycling
  • Materials that are currently collected for recycling in Leeds
  • Relevant attitude, skills, and knowledge required to be a Recycling champion
  • How to do classroom audits and support their peers to do their own class audits

Pupils are invited and encouraged to complete a job application outlining why they should be considered for the subsequent development of the role of Waste Recycling Advisor/Recycling champion in school. If successful up to 12 pupils will get a ‘Leeds Recycles’ waste and recycling toolkit including Hi-vis branded waist jackets, pupil information notepads (PIN) with guidance on how to do class waste audits, recycling information cards and mini-model recycling bins (green in Leeds)

For further information , or to book a lesson please contact; Steve Ruse.Lead Sustainable School consultant & Investors in Pupils National Programme Manager. Leeds City Council Health & Wellbeing Service, Learning for Life, Children and Families Dept. Mob: 07891 275297.E-mail:

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