NWH Group partners with Midlothian school to combat climate change through recycling education

Two pupils from Stobhill Primary in Gorebridge have won a competition hosted by The NWH Group to combat climate change through recycling education.

Monday, 30th November 2020, 4:12 pm
Updated Monday, 30th November 2020, 4:23 pm
Euan Kennedy from Stobhill Primary and his teacher Donna Hanley see his artwork on the side of the NWH Group truck

Part of the firm’s commitment to educating primary school-aged children about waste and the importance of recycling, artwork by Charlie Gifford (P7) and Euan Kennedy (P6) will be displayed on an NWH vehicle as it travels around the country.

A number of primary schools across the UK were involved in the competition, including Gorebridge, Moorfoot and Stobhill in Midlothian.

Following a conversion about the importance of recycling, the students were challenged to come up with a catchy slogan associated with transforming waste to energy or products and suggest an image that could be used alongside the slogan.

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Euan Kennedy said: “When I heard about the competition, I thought I could try to win this but that I probably didn’t have a chance because there were lots of schools entering.

“Stobhill Primary is partnered with a school in Nepal and we have both been taking part in recycling and cleaning up the planet.

“When I heard that I won, I was thrilled and when I saw the truck, I couldn’t believe that it had things from my mind on it.

“It looks really neat, my artwork really stands out and the slogan looks amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing it on the road.”

Nicola Williams, strategic lead at NWH Group, added: “We were really pleased to see schools taking up our offer of free educational resources.

“As we continue to evolve our on-going partnerships, we will be providing guidance on waste and recycling legislation and best practice and look forward to seeing the impact of this in the long term.

“And a special well done to Charlie and Euan – the lorry looks fantastic!”

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