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Conwy council recycling officer delivers workshop to Year 5 group

Conwy council recycling officer delivers workshop to Year 5 group

A civil servant specialising in recycling visited a Preparatory School year group to assist them with a special Geography topic.

Alun Jones, Recycling Officer at Conwy County Council, held an informative workshop with Year 5 pupils at Rydal Penrhos, which centred on the amount of waste produced throughout the region.

This is part of their recent topic on the problem of waste in our locality and in the world.

Other topics that were discussed during the workshop surrounded the problem with landfill and how our waste, such as paper, plastic, glass, paper, card, food, clothing, metal, batteries and garden waste is recycled.

Teacher and Eco Committee leader Julie Woodthorpe, said: “Mr Jones brought in examples of recycled materials for the children to see and it was fascinating to learn about where our waste goes for recycling and what it is turned into.

“He also brought in a sample of recycled nappy waste, which is turned into boarding for insulation in the construction industry!”

This is the latest in a series of special academic activities relating to Waste Week, which is highlighting various important issues such as the need to recycle and plastic presence within the ocean.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, added: “It was fantastic to have Mr Jones here at Rydal Penrhos for a special recycling workshop, and the Year 5 group really got a great deal out of the experience and were greatly appreciative.”

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