Schools are spreading the message
Schools are spreading the message across the Granby Toxteth area of Liverpool as part of an imaginative initiative by the Granby Toxteth Development Trust.
The project, which is supported by a £8,000 grant from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Community Fund, is part of a wider initiative in the local area that’s working with a range of communities and residents to improve recycling, prevent flytipping and improve the local area and its green spaces.
One of the groups in the area includes a growing community of Roma families – and it was pupils from these families who attend St Hugh’s Catholic Primary School and Smithdown Primary School that enjoyed a visit to the Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre to see recycling in action and find out more about what happens to their waste.
Julie Aitchison, project officer, from Granby Toxteth Development Trust said: “It is great to see the young people taking such a keen interest in finding out more about how they can become recycling heroes in their community.”
Alexandra Bahor, Roma community development worker said: “It is a good example to see changes in the attitudes of young people who come from countries where recycling is not a priority.
“Here in the UK they can get involved in improving their neighbourhood and encourage adults to join in to create a healthier community.”