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Green Day at Morpeth's Collingwood School and Media Arts College with students Joshua Clark and Megan Patterson.
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Green Day at Morpeth's Collingwood School and Media Arts College with students Joshua Clark and Megan Patterson. REF 0503143952

YOUNG people across the county have received useful tips about how they can go greener.

Waste education and recycling officer at Northumberland County Council, Lorna Tingey, visited schools during Climate Week – including Collingwood School and Media Arts College in Stobhill, Morpeth – to discuss subjects such as recycling, composting and ways to reduce the amount of food that is wasted with pupils.

Her interactive workshops included ‘ask worm a question’ and ‘Dave the shark’ for younger children, as well as sorting games, quizzes and media clips for older students.

Pupils at Collingwood did a range of activities during the week, including a ‘Swap Shop’ for games, toys, DVD’s and books and a waste free packed lunch competition to gain them points for the authority’s recycling points challenge.

The competition was introduced to provide schools with a very flexible way of working towards recycling and waste management initiatives. Prizes are available for the top performers.

Coun Ian Swithenbank, the county council policy board member responsible for the environment, said: “These schools sessions are an excellent opportunity to teach young people about their environment and how to preserve it.”

 

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