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Stralitzia Primary Goes Green

BY Vicky du Toit

“We started recycling at our school for two reasons,” says Miss Adams, a teacher from Strelitzia Primary,  “Firstly to teach our children to care and look after our environment and secondly to raise funds for the start of our new library.”


Strelitzia Primary joined The Schools Recycling Project in May 2013, and has ever since collected 1.5 tons of recyclables at the school.  This has been done without any introduction about recycling to the pupils.  They have since been separating into four categories:  White Paper, Mixed Paper, Cardboard and Plastic Bottles.


Today I presented an assembly talk about recycling to the pupils, and was pleasantly surprised by the positive feedback in terms of questions being answered correctly.  One pupil in particular has been very enthusiastic about the Recycling Project, namely Mikyle Prince.  Teachers say that he would sometimes come to school with 2 or more black bags full of recyclables – and even pick up recyclables on the way to school.  A child who is rather small in build, but as they say “dynamite comes in small packages.”


Strelitzia Primary would like to appeal to all businesses and members of the public to donate their recyclables to the school.  “What you consider as waste, we consider as valuable,” again Miss Adams reports, “please support us with our endeavour”.

 October 11, 2013
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