PRIZE-WINNING pupils from South Bersted CofE Primary School won a visit to see their eco-work being put into action.
The school’s eco-committee of keen young recyclers were awarded a trip to the county recycling centre in Ford after they had gained the title of Wastebuster School of the Year.
They had successfully completed a series of challenges such as carrying out an audit of their Church Lane school to find out how much food and recyclables get thrown away, carrying out litter picks and making flapjacks from ingredients which were heading for the bin.
Natalie Austin, one of the school’s eco co-ordinators, said: “The whole trip from beginning to end has been so interesting and the children have thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Cllr Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for the environment, said: “These young people are a shining example of how we can all do more to recycle more and throw away less. I was delighted to join the pupils on the visit to the recycling centre and I hope they will continue with their excellent Wastebusting work.”
The eco-committee has passed on the recycling message to fellow pupils.