Doncaster pupils do their bit for the environment with a new 'Superbin'

Children at a Doncaster primary school have been doing their bit for the environment by learning all about reducing, reusing and recycling, and installing a new ‘Superbin’.

Saturday, 22nd January 2022, 12:25 pm

As part of their regular lessons, pupils at Southfield Primary in Armthorpe undertook a project focusing on the local environment and its impact on the wider world.

Key Stage 1 lead and Year 2 teacher Mrs Andrea Frost said: “This really sparked their imagination to become 'Change Makers'.

"Two pupils, Millie and Mackenzie noticed a great deal of litter on Tranmoor Lane as they rode their scooters to school each morning.

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Southfield Primary's Millie Wareham, eight, and Mackenzie Malton, seven, pictured with Bitter the Litter Critter. Picture: NDFP-18-01-22-SuperBin 2-NMSY

"They asked if we could do something about it. We spent a morning litter picking and wrote to Armthorpe Parish Council to ask if they would provide a bin.

"Lynne Donald from Armthorpe PC visited and got the ball rolling after children provided her with leaflets they had produced promoting the three Rs (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle).

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"We then received the installation of the Superbin which has a locker at the back for storing litter-pickers,bags and gloves. So not just an ordinary bin!”

Lea Predley, Armthorpe Parish Council Community Clean-Up Champ, Bitter the Litter Critter Mascot, Andrea Frost, Key Stage One lead and Year Two teacher, pictured with year three children outside Southfield Primary School by the Superbin. Picture: NDFP-18-01-22-SuperBin 1-NMSY

The school holds the key to the bin and the children have the responsibility for monitoring it and making sure it is topped up.

Mrs Frost added: “Moving forward the children are going to work with Community Clean Up Champion Lea.”

A spokesman for Superbin said: “It is an invention that's supporting councils and volunteers in the fight against litter, a combination of a large covered litter bin, locked toolbox with advertising and public notice frames.

“We're very proud to be working with Keep Britain Tidy and that Superbin is manufactured in the UK.”

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