A total of 27 primary schools took part in our annual campaign which encourages pupils to return their waste Halloween pumpkins to specially designated recycling points and learn more about the importance of food waste recycling.
The children were also invited to take part in some fun activities - a pumpkin colouring competition for Key Stage 1 pupils, and a Halloween-themed word search for Key Stage 2. We were thrilled to receive more than 300 individual entries and are delighted to announce the following winners; each pupil received a £15 book voucher to treat themselves, plus a £25 book voucher for their school.
Amelia Baldrey, Elmbridge Primary School, Gloucester
Ethan Trachim, Stratton Primary School, Bude, Cornwall
Sonny, Gastrells Primary School, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Cooper Glover, Tavistock Primary School, Devon
Neve Hawking, Bradford Primary School, Holsworthy, Devon
Jago Curnow, Longlevens Primary School, Gloucester
“Returning their pumpkins to school for recycling is a fun and practical way to learn more about what happens to food waste,” comments Mike Lowe, Operations Director. “The ever-growing need to find sustainable alternatives to landfill means it’s really important that children understand the processes involved and learn about them in a creative and memorable way.
“We would like to thank all the children who took part as well as the teachers and support staff who worked so hard to help make it happen. The quality of the entries was amazing!”
Ends November 2019