MORE than 1,000 pupils at nine of the borough’s primary schools have received a fun and engaging lesson in how important it is to properly recycle, thanks to a team from Thurrock Council and a special mobile classroom built into a waste truck!
Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “These fun interactive lessons are a great way to let young children know just how important recycling is and teach them the best way that they can recycle waste themselves.
“This not only helps a generation of young people grow up with the habit of recycling, they will also take the lessons they have learned home and teach their parents and grandparents how to recycle properly.
“Officers from our waste team and Essex Wildlife Trust spoke to children about the impact waste can have on the environment and how they can help play a key role in cutting waste and making sure as much of it is recycled as possible.
“The mobile classroom is a fantastic way to engage pupils and help make sure lessons are both fun and informative.”
The lessons are taking place between 3 and 14 October and were delivered as part of the Oceans Together Forum. The mobile classroom was supplied by Denis Eagle. The project was supported by Ahern’s who funded an education officer and provided the council with a driver for the mobile classroom.