Waste week has now drawn to a close. More than 1,970 schools and community groups across the country got involved in the campaign, which is run by EDF Energy’s education programme, The Pod. Waste Week is targeted at students aged 4 to 14 and takes place during a week of their choice in March.
The main event at Elstree was the Trashion Show. This was held on Monday at assembly at which a number of boys dressed up in recycled materials – you can watch the video here. In art, boys also made items from recycled materials which have been on display during the week. There were some incredibly innovative designs, and the boys had a lot of fun making them.
Elstree won the Waste Week Competition, which was run in partnership with environmental education programme Wastebuster as part of its Primary Earth Summit on plastic last year. The Summit invited young people to consider creative and practical solutions to plastic waste and pollution. Fergus McKendrick, Harry Tufnell and Johnny Inglis winning idea was a selection of posters showing different plastic items dreaming of what they could become if they are recycled. As part of their prize, the students visited EDF Energy’s offices in Exeter where they worked with designers to create the poster being sent to all schools and groups participating in this year’s campaign.