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Megablasters at the ready - St Andrew's superheroes look to beat waste

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Friday 22 March 2013

St Andrew's School pupils have been transforming into superheroes to come up with a host of waste-busting ideas.

The children, who have been learning about how the island deals with waste, were given a challenge to come up with ideas that a superhero could use to reduce rubbish and promote recycling and reuse.

They donned their capes and home-made outfits to present their creations, which included leaflets, gadgets and posters, to Public Services' Recycling Officer Tina Norman-Ross.

Mrs Norman-Ross said: "The children have put a lot of time and effort into the challenges, and it is a great example to us all of the importance of how we deal with our waste."

The project started In February when the children found their classroom covered in various old discarded items, and had to sort out the recyclables materials before taking them to a nearby bring bank site. They were then taken on tours of various waste sites around the island, to learn about the everyday operations of dealing with all the things islanders throw away.

St Andrew's teacher, Abigail Kimber, said: "The children have been working on producing these exciting outfits and interesting projects for weeks. They've learnt through creating visual materials and actively getting involved in the recycling process, that it doesn't have to be a chore."

Public Services Minister Paul Luxon said: "Raising awareness and education for all ages is a key part of the new waste strategy, as we need Islanders to understand the issues and how we are trying to tackle these. This is an important part of the children's own learning and discovery, but we also want them to take the important message home to their families."

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