Chiltern Primary School, Hull
Forge Recycling are pleased to share that we are working with Chiltern Primary School, in Hull, who we have been in partnership with since early this year in March 2022.
Chiltern Primary School is a creative cooperative community with high aspirations, and one of the many schools Forge service who are putting great effort into being environmentally conscious and sustainable. Chiltern have a multitude of waste stream services set up with Forge Recycling, including Paper, Mixed and Food Recycling, and are setting a great example with their segregation of waste, which ensures the highest recycling rates, as we ensure all of these materials are recycled as much as possible.
The school have been working on some great environmental projects this year which has led them to be awarded the Green Flag Award, their three focuses have been biodiversity, waste and litter, as explained by Laura Gibson, the school’s Eco Lead and Assistant Head, below:
Biodiversity - to grow more in the school grounds. We have an area for growing food that is used in our cooking lessons and a new community garden for parents to plant and grow.
Litter - we have been litter picking in school and the local area and promoting using the bins outside school where we have a walkway and park that is an eyesore so we have been educating the children to encourage parents etc
Waste - we have changed some of our products in school to recyclable (such as whiteboard pens), we have compost bins in each classroom for food waste and we have paper recycle bins in each classroom. The eco team have taken part in a recycling workshop through the local council and we are planning an assembly to tell others in school.
Chiltern’s Eco Lead and Assistant Head, Laura Gibson, has also said:
As Eco Lead I was very interested in the work Forge could do in school to support the children and our education about eco issues. We have booked in for the 6th of July for the food focused Forge Education day, which is an area that we will be working on next year as well.
Thank you to Chiltern for continuing your great educational work internally on our environment whilst simultaneously managing your waste and recycling in a sustainable way with Forge Recycling.
Chiltern’s Head of School, Jacqui Marshall, has said:
We choose to move to Forge after I spotted an information leaflet on the East Riding website which detailed the workshops for children that they do. We had been focussing on recycling as a whole school and was thinking carefully about the food waste in the classroom. After discussions with Forge we realised that this would be a great opportunity for our recycling and reducing our carbon footprint as well as teaching the children to reduce, reuse and recycle.