Wakefield Council working in partnership with Shanks Waste Management are challenging Primary Schools (Years 3-6) and Community Groups (with children age 6-11, e.g. Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies) to design and create a monster out of rubbish that would normally be put in the household waste bin. Your Rubbish Monster should be extremely ugly, made primarily out of all the worst kinds of rubbish, because we want you to use your monster to warn off litterbugs around your school or community and encourage more recycling! This year, we will also be awarding bonus points for the monster which features the highest percentage of non-recyclable waste. When we refer to non-recyclable waste, we are referring to waste which is not currently accepted in Wakefield Councils household recycling bins.
The objectives of the challenge are:
- To engage and challenge local schools to develop and apply creative skills by designing a Rubbish Monster
- Raise awareness in young people about caring for the environment, sustainability and recycling
- To help young people develop teamwork and presentation skills
The Monster will be on display in the Ridings centre Wakefield during the Easter Holidays.
The School was granted the Gold Clean Green Schools Award following a sustainability and environmental awareness campaign. The School Council compiled a portfolio of evidence highlighting its efficiency through
recycling, environmental education and community projects, presented as part of an authority-wide celebration of the work that schools have been doing across the Wakefield area.
Finally, we would all like to say we are very proud of our school and its 100 yr history and we would be pleased to speak to any pupil who may have suggestions for improvements.