Pupils thrive in recycling challenge

Lindhead school recycling team ,get rid of printing cartridges responsibly ,left to right Teach Ros Thompson,Layla Heelas,Mollie Clyde,Casey McFaul,Grace Rooke,Staff member Angie Henderson. picture  .Richard Ponter 112723  5/07/11
Lindhead school recycling team ,get rid of printing cartridges responsibly ,left to right Teach Ros Thompson,Layla Heelas,Mollie Clyde,Casey McFaul,Grace Rooke,Staff member Angie Henderson. picture .Richard Ponter 112723 5/07/11

YOUNGSTERS from a Scarborough school went green during a recycling project - and put their profits in the black!

The pupils from Lindhead School took part in a Waste Not Want Not scheme designed to raise their awareness of recycling items at school and at home.

The project was extended for Year Six youngsters to show off their business acumen by getting the best price for old printer cartridges.

And their hard work paid off after receiving a bumper offer of £26 for the old equipment which will now be pumped back into school funds..

Teacher Angie Henderson said the challenge had proved extremely successful and given the children a real insight into the topic.

She said: “The project was all about the children finding out what can be used and recycled again but it also got them doing research into getting the best deal they could from businesses.

“They had to research the different companies and find out how to contact them and see what their offer would be.

“After getting the highest bid the idea now is that the money raised will go to the pupils who will decide what it is spent on in school.”