MORE than 1,000 pupils from nine of the borough’s primary schools received a fun and engaging lesson in the importance of recycling properly, thanks to a Thurrock Council team and a special mobile classroom built into a garbage truck !
Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: ‘These fun interactive lessons are a great way to let young children know how important recycling is and teach them the best way to recycle their own. waste.
“This is not only helping a generation of young people grow up in the habit of recycling, but they will also take home the lessons they have learned and teach their parents and grandparents how to recycle properly.
‘Officers from our waste management team and the Essex Wildlife Trust spoke to the children about the impact waste can have on the environment and how it can help play a key role in reducing waste and ensuring that it is recycled as much as possible.
“The mobile classroom is a fantastic way to engage students and ensure lessons are both fun and informative.”
The courses run from October 3 to 14 and were delivered as part of the Oceans Together Forum. The mobile class was provided by Denis Eagle. The project was supported by Ahern’s who funded an education officer and provided the council with a driver for the mobile classroom.