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Waste Nothing Schools winner

Knowle DGE Academy students receiving their litter picking kits for winning the Waste Nothing Schools Challenge

Our Waste Nothing Schools winner...

Our March Waste Nothing Schools Challenge trial had a total of eight Bristol primary schools taking part.

It gave us an amazing opportunity to get a total of 2,676 children involved. The children completed a series of challenges about waste minimisation, recycling, reuse and litter.

Following on from this successful trial, we are very pleased to announce our winners…

Knowle DGE Academy

Knowle DGE Academy

Knowle DGE Academy came in top place! We were so impressed with their levels of engagement and dedication to completing each of the five challenges and we couldn’t help but take notice.

They won £600 worth of litter picking kits to help them continue on their waste nothing journey. The prize was kindly sponsored by Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club who have supported us throughout the challenge.

A message from the winning school

Jenny Martyn, one of the teachers at Knowle DGE, commented that the challenge had been “a fun and easy way to get pupils thinking about their environment”.

The whole school was delighted to have won and its spurred them on their waste nothing journey! Well done all!

Westbury-on-Trym Church of England Academy

Outstanding Achievement Award

We weren’t going to award a second place, however, Westbury-on-Trym Church of England Academy did so well we felt their hard work couldn’t go unrewarded.

The students are just so passionate about their environment and that passion shone through in their challenge entries.

We were so blown away by the work the students achieved over the two-week period we decided to give them a very special Outstanding Achievement Award.

At Westbury-on-Trym we feel passionate about the environment and our local and global community.  The Waste Nothing Challenge helped remind us that we can all play a part in making positive changes to the way we live our lives!

Shaun Hartnell, Science Subject Leader

Want to know more?

The Community Engagement team worked really hard to pull this challenge together.

Our officers created a virtual introduction to the Waste Nothing Schools Challenge trial using a video presentation, delivered challenge booklets by hand and supported the schools along the way.

Our fun Waste Nothing Schools characters, the Zero-Wasters, introduce the challenges and keep it fun and engaging for students. Each of the five challenges comes with an accompanying reward sticker for completion.

Fancy getting involved?

The challenge is aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 students and is designed to support other parts of the curriculum. So, as well as reducing waste and recycling more, it helps to educate and engage students with the environment.

Find out more using the link below or register your interest by emailing schools@bristolwastecompany.co.uk with your schools’ details.

We’ll be running the challenge again from September so don’t delay – get involved today!


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