Pupils encourage parents to do more recyling at home
It's usually parents who nag their children.
But an environmental project in Bath and north east Somerset has relied on school pupils chivvying their mums and dads to do more recycling.
Youngsters from St John's Primary School, in Midsomer Norton, were the top performers in the initiative and were invited to an awards ceremony and lunch at Bath Rugby Club to celebrate their efforts.
Fifty-two schools took part in the council-backed scheme, with pupils encouraging 6,264 households to pledge to recycle more.
FREE WHEATGERM WITH EVERY POND HEATER www.blagdon-water-gardens.c...View details
Protect your pond fish this winter. Purchase the resun 100w pond heater £39.99 from www.blagdon-water-gardens.co.uk and we will give you a pot of Tetra wheatgerm 1l winter fishfood worth £4.99 FREE
Contact: 01934 316673
Valid until: Friday, February 28 2014
The more pledges a school collected, the more points they were awarded to help pay for computers, musical instruments and sports equipment.
The project, called Recycling Rewards for Schools, was run on behalf of Bath and North East Somerset Council using Government funding.
Cabinet member for neighbourhoods Councillor David Dixon (Lib Dem, Oldfield) congratulated the young people involved.
He said: "We are delighted with the enthusiasm shown by the pupils involved, which has resulted in over 6,000 households showing that they are keen to recycle more and help their local school to win great rewards.
"We would like to thank all the schools and pupils who took part and hope that the recycling messages the children took home results in us collecting more recycling from their homes."
St John's Primary was the most successful school in B&NES, with Weston All Saints Primary in Bath coming second.
Mr Dixon added: "By recycling more, the amount of waste going to landfill is reduced which helps cut the amount of landfill tax paid by the local taxpayer.
"It saves resources and energy, which reduces the impact of climate change."