3 R's Project Award 2018 

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Everyone can do Something" 
Nominated by: Karen Want  
Ryhall CE Academy in Stamford decided to wage a war against the disposal of batteries. They challenged this with a weekly collection chart for which the results were announced in their weekly school assembly.  
The classes became very competitive and the final total for the end of year was 13,382 batteries that were sent for recycling (the bar chart was so tall the head had to stand on a ladder to hold it up!!)  
The project came about as the school wanted to focus on a topic that wasn't run of the mill, batteries are so harmful to the planet and wildlife that they wanted to make sure that they were being recycled properly and not just thrown in the bin!  
They made up posters, wrote to local businesses all promoting and collecting used batteries.  
The children made up a mini landfil in a bottle to show what happens/does not happen to items put in landfill, they used a previous project of compost in a bag to compare the results.  
The School then learned and were surprised by what recycled batteries could be turned into. With a greater understanding, the children could communicate the importance of recycling batteries at home and within the local community.  
As well as the battery recycling project the school also focuses on recycling and reusing to make Christmas presents and items for the school fayres.  
Congratulations to Karen and all at Ryhall CE Academy for winning the 
Community Education Awards  
"3R's Project Award 2018" 
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