Recycling school champions visit state of the art facility

Local Staffordshire middle school recycling champions treated to special visit

A group of recycling champions from Brewood Middle School have been treated to a special visit to the Staffordshire Energy Recovery Facility after they had gone over and above to recycle the school's waste.

A total of 29 pupils and their teachers were given an in-depth tour of the state of the art Staffordshire Energy Recovery Facility where pupils discovered how waste that is difficult to recycle or compost is turned into electricity.

Mrs Kimber, a teacher at the school said “We are so proud of how the pupils have embraced the need to recycle at school. Last year we were lucky enough to be awarded funds from the EnviroGrant scheme that Veolia, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council offer to local Community Groups. This funding enabled us to increase the amount of recycling we can do within the school and it was more motivation for the pupils and teachers to recycle as much as possible.

“As a thank you and to encourage their education of the recycling industry further we decided to surprise them with a tour of the county’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) based at Four Ashes.”

Hilary Hampton, Communications and Education Manager from Veolia said “It has been such a pleasure to welcome the pupils from Brewood Middle School. They are an amazing bunch of children with a real thirst for knowledge, especially when it comes to recycling. We are thrilled to be able to teach them more about the recycling industry and how important it is for us all to do our bit and reduce, reuse, recycle and recover!”