Winner of the Waste Nothing Schools Challenge
Victoria Park Primary School in Bedminster
Victoria Park Primary School in Bedminster has won the Waste Nothing Schools Challenge to find the greenest students in Bristol.
Councillor Nicola Beech, Cabinet Member for Climate, Ecology, Waste and Energy attended the school, accompanied by Pro Zero, one of the Zero Wasters, to present their award.
We tasked students at 11 primary schools to reduce their waste as part of the challenge. Nearly 3000 students were signed up to complete five important missions over two weeks. Each mission, for both students and their families, expanded their thinking around how to reduce waste.
Victoria Park Primary School completed the highest percentage of missions and has been crowned the Waste Nothing Schools Challenge winner! The school won £500, funded by the Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club, that will be used for the schools future sustainability projects.
The challenge sets five missions from a crack team of “Zero Wasters”. To help students understand how to reduce waste, each mission is set within different themes of reducing, reusing and recycling for a cleaner Bristol.
An awards ceremony to crown Victoria Park Primary School as Zero Wasters was held at the school today at 11:00am (Friday 10 December 2021). The award was presented by Councillor Nicola Beech, Labour Cabinet Member for Climate, Ecology, Waste and Energy.
Councillor Nicola Beech said, “The Waste Nothing Schools challenge encourages schools and students to look at waste differently. The challenge provides ready prepared fun resources that any primary school can access to help them waste nothing. It’s wonderful to see how inspired these Bristol students are in reducing waste and I hope this challenge will help many more become ‘Zero Wasters’ in the future.”
If you think your school or your children’s primary school is up to the challenge, you can register your interest today. Simply email the Bristol Waste Schools team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your school’s details.
Participating schools are awarded a certificate and every student who participates will get Zero Waster stickers for completing each challenge.