Recycling initiative wins Moorland Primary School a unique prize

Youngsters at Moorland Primary School were given the Bike Cloud stand for their outstanding contribution to the Really Rubbish Campaign. Pupils at Moorland Primary School have a unique bike stand to park their bikes after winning Cardiff Council’s Recycling School of the decade award.

The Really Rubbish Campaign was first set up in 2005 with primary and secondary schools in Cardiff taking part, so far it has delivered its combination of entertainment and educational resources to more than 150,000 pupils across the capital.

Located in Splott , Moorland Road Primary School was awarded the title for its outstanding contribution to the campaign over 10 years and work in helping to minimise waste.

This included pioneering school recycling over the past decade, entering Really Rubbish competitions on a regular basis and participation in the annual Really Rubbish Show.

Jane Jenkins, headteacher of Moorland Primary School, Andrew Huntley and Callam Mccabe from Odoni-Elwell and Jennifer Sadler, Waste Strategy Manager at The City of Cardiff Council with Elsir Bahar and Sienna Rhoden

“The children are so excited to be named ‘Really Rubbish School of the Decade,’ it has certainly motivated them to continue in their efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.”

Simon Nurse, general manager of Odoni-Elwell, said: “We are proud to be supporting such an educational campaign.”

Councillor Bob Derbyshire, cabinet member for environment, said: “I’d like to say a big congratulations to Moorland Primary School for its dedication to looking after the environment in our city.

“It’s so important that we encourage our young people to become more aware of how their actions can have a positive impact upon the environment, and it’s fantastic that the Really Rubbish campaign has been supporting our primary and secondary schools in their endeavours for a whole decade.”

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