Primary schools from the district shared their waste and recycling improvement ideas in the West Lindsey District Council Chamber recently.

Pupils from seven schools took part in the school council, where they all shared poster designs and ideas to make their fellow pupils more aware of the best ways everyone can reduce their impact on the planet.

Madison, 11, and Emily, 10, from Corringham School show their poster design
Madison, 11, and Emily, 10, from Corringham School show their poster design

Pupils shared ideas on how to make their classmates more environmentally conscious. Ideas included hosting assemblies to encourage everyone to switch off lights when not needed, having competitions between classes to see whose packed lunches came in the least plastic packaging and introducing recycling monitors during break times.

Elaine Fillingham, who organises the school council at Corringham Church of England Primary School, commented:

“All of the pupils involved have been really enthusiastic about the project and worked hard to collate ideas. They spent a lot of time planning out their poster and thinking about what to share today. They’ve enjoyed it a lot.”

Alyssa, 11, from Frances Olive Anderson Church of England Primary School (Lea School), said:

“The facts we’ve learned have been really shocking, but meeting the other schools and learning everyone else’s ideas was the best bit about today.”

One of the posters designed by pupils will be selected to go on the side of the West Lindsey waste disposal lorries to remind everyone in the district to recycle sensibly and properly.

Ady Selby, Strategic Manager of Services at West Lindsey District Council, was impressed by the pupil’s ideas, he added:

“Well done to the pupils for sharing such brilliant ideas about waste, recycling and preserving our natural resources. It’s great to know that the younger generation are so aware of how important it is to look after our planet.”

The schools involved were Hillcrest Early Years Academy, Warren Wood Specialist Academy, Scotter Primary School, Corringham Church of England Primary School, Frances Olive Anderson Church of England Primary School (Lea School), Castlewood Academy, and Gainsborough Parish Church C.E. Primary School.