Grozone Community Garden hosts final event of the Year 7 Recycling Challenge

July 7th, 2016

grozoneCheshire East students recently enjoyed a fun filled day out at Grozone Community Garden in Northwich.

The day at Grozone was the final phase of this school year’s ‘Year 7 Recycling Challenge’, run by Ansa. The programme aims to encourage the students to engage in the 3 R’s initiative: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and to encourage this message at home. This continues the waste education work begun in primary schools with the Junior Recycling Officer programme.

Forty-five school students from four different secondary schools took part in several interesting activities including composting, building bug boxes and bottle gardens, and even preparing their own lunch outdoors, which was then cooked using a traditional clay oven.

The schools attending were: All Hallows School, Macclesfield, Alsager School, Knutsford Academy and Middlewich High School. The event was organised by Groundwork on behalf of Ansa Environmental Services with practical demonstrations by the team at Grozone. The event was unusual as it was the largest group of students ever attending the garden at one time.

Ansa Chairman Councillor John Hammond said: “This is an excellent example of our work with schools in Cheshire East to help to reduce waste and engender an interest in the wider environment. It was great to see so many keen students engaging in all of the activities and learning so much whilst having fun.”

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