2016 saw the futuristic Recycle.Bots roll in to Schools throughout the county, and following on from the fantastic feedback that was received, Waste Management experts Mick George Ltd, has now expanded the animation themed initiative to incorporate Recycle-Trux.
As part of its drive to educate children on recycling, the local business with the help of its ingenious Recycle-Trux automobiles, are giving school children in Cambridgeshire the chance to win £1,000 for their school or the opportunity to earn themselves an Ipad mini.
The initiative is aimed at providing youngsters with a better understanding of the impact that waste has on the environment, encourages them to reduce, re-use and recycle for a greener future, as well as the process for returning waste back to the production cycle.
Keen to bring a fresh and fun approach to the topic, Mick George Ltd has set the challenge for children, alone, in pairs or small groups to create their very own Recycle-Trux out of recyclable materials as well as designing a new illustration to be added to the Commercial Waste Vehicles operated by Mick George Ltd.
In addition to the environmental awareness and creative requirements to the campaign, numerous other educational benefits come from the pupil workbooks which assess Maths, Literacy, and Comprehension, all of which are KS2 criteria.
Everyone is welcome to submit applications in to the competition. Photos should be uploaded at www.mickgeorge.co.uk/recycletrux before May 1st, 2017. The winners of the £1,000 prize fund for the Recycle-Trux creation, and the Ipad mini, for the drawing competition, will be announced on 11th May, 2017.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Every day we see various stories related to the state of the environment, now and in the future. As with many of our initiatives, such as the ‘Safer Roads’ campaign, we’re continuously engaging with local schools to help educate on important matters that will influence children forever. The Recycle-Trux is no different.’’
Stump continued: ‘’We have done similar competitions in previous years with ‘Skips for Schools’, which was very well received but we wanted to freshen it up this time around. Adding a little creativity is likely to encourage the children to get involved but also helps with other areas of the curriculum’’