The Prince of Wales School in Dorchester has turned a shed in its grounds into a recycling centre. open to the community, for items that are normally difficult to recycle.
‘The Eco-Shed is the first of its kind for our community. We wanted to create a space that made it easy to recycle items such as hand sanitizer tops, crisp packets, empty baby wipe packets, baby food pouches, biscuit and cracker wrappers, old toothbrushes and empty toothpaste tubes!’. So said Year 4 pupil and Eco-Champion, Sophie.
Fellow Year 4 pupil and Eco-Champion, Reece added, ‘These items are not freely recyclable through traditional curb-side recycling schemes. By offering this facility at our school, we are doing our bit to help save the environment. We are very proud to be a ‘Green Flag’ Eco-School and this is just one of the many way our school is working to promote a sustainable future’.
Headteacher at The Prince of Wales School, Mr. Gary Spracklen talking about the children’s project said, “We have a lot of people to thank for making this project a reality. Thank you to Bradford Building Supplies and Maiden Castle Farm for their support, to all the parent and carers volunteers who have helped to construct and paint the structure. A special mention too for our ever-brilliant Caretaker Mr. Bascombe who has coordinated this project alongside our pupil-led Eco-Committee”.
The ‘Eco-Shed’ at The Prince of Wales School is now official open and will remain in situ indefinitely. Visits from other schools are available on request to The Prince of Wales School Office - 01305 257120.