30 November 2020

The NWH Group partners with schools to combat climate change through recycling education

The NWH Group partners with schools to combat climate change through recycling education

Charlie Gifford (primary 7) and Euan Kennedy (primary 6) from Stobhill Primary in Gorebridge, Midlothian, have won a design competition hosted by The NWH Group.

Forming part of our commitment to educating primary school aged children about waste and the importance of recycling, the two pupils will see their artwork displayed on an NWH vehicle that will be travelling around the country on many of Scotland and North East England’s trade refuse collection routes. 

A number of primary schools across the UK were involved in the competition, including Gorebridge, Moorfoot and Stobhill in Midlothian; Saltoun in East Lothian; St Denis and Notre Dame in Glasgow; Stow in the Scottish Borders, and West Denton in Newcastle. Following a conversion about the importance of recycling, the students were challenged to come up with a catchy slogan associated with transforming waste to energy or products and suggest an image that could be used alongside the slogan.

Nicola Williams, Strategic Lead at NWH Group, said: “We were really pleased to see schools taking up our offer of free educational resources. As we continue to evolve our on-going partnerships, we will be providing guidance on waste and recycling legislation and best practice and look forward to seeing the impact of this in the long term. And a special well done to Charlie and Euan – the lorry looks fantastic!”

Euan Kennedy said: “When I heard about the competition, I thought I could try to win this but that I probably didn’t have a chance because there were lots of schools entering. Stobhill Primary is partnered with a school in Nepal and we have both been taking part in recycling and cleaning up the planet. When I heard that I won, I was thrilled and when I saw the truck, I couldn’t believe that it had things from my mind on it. It looks really neat, my artwork really stands out and the slogan looks amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing it on the road."

To become one of our official school partners and receive free educational resources, please contact kathryn.mutch@nwhgroup.co.uk 

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