Cambridgeshire schools invited to take part in Recycle-Trux competition

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2016 saw the futuristic Recycle.Bots roll in to schools throughout Cambridgeshire, and following on from the feedback that was received, waste management specialist Mick George has expanded the animation themed initiative to incorporate Recycle-Trux.

The local business with the help of its Recycle-Trux automobiles, are giving school children in Cambridgeshire the chance to win £1,000 for their school or the opportunity to earn themselves an Ipad mini.

According to Mick George, the initiative is aimed at providing youngsters with a better understanding of the impact that waste has on the environment, encourages them to reduce,
re-use and recycle for a greener future, as well as the process for returning waste back to the production cycle.

Mick George has set the challenge for children, alone, in pairs or small groups to create their own Recycle-Trux out of recyclable materials as well as designing a new illustration to be added to the commercial waste vehicles operated by the waste management specialist.

In addition to the environmental awareness and creative requirements to the campaign, numerous other educational benefits come from the pupil workbooks which assess maths, literacy, and comprehension, all of which are KS2 criteria.

Photos should be uploaded at before 1 May, 2017. The winners of the £1,000 prize fund for the Recycle-Trux creation, and the Ipad mini, for the drawing competition, will be announced on 11 May, 2017.

Jon Stump, finance director at Mick George, said: ‘’Every day we see various stories related to the state of the environment, now and in the future. As with many of our initiatives, such as the ‘Safer Roads’ campaign, we’re continuously engaging with local schools to help educate on important matters that will influence children forever. The Recycle-Trux is no different.’’

Stump added: ‘’We have done similar competitions in previous years with ‘Skips for Schools’, which was very well received but we wanted to freshen it up this time around. Adding a little creativity is likely to encourage the children to get involved but also helps with other areas of the curriculum’’

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