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Thornton Juniors steel themselves for a green future!

Local pupils at Thornton Junior School in Birmingham took part in a special two days of steel recycling workshops last week, hosted by Corus’ education unit, SCRiB.

SCRiB’s Nicola Bennett was invited to the primary school by teacher Mr Samuel Mason, to assist the students in learning more about recycling and sustainability. The workshop has particular relevance for the Year 4 pupils as recycling is part of the science curriculum this term and the school is attempting to secure ‘Eco School’ status.

Nicola met six classes over two days of special workshops last week, where pupils learnt about steel recycling and the lifecycle of a can!

Nicola comments: “The pupils were very enthusiastic about recycling and asked lots of questions, which was brilliant. Mr Mason and the teachers have clearly done a great job in getting the children thinking and acting green. By getting the children to understand where their steel cans come from, it helps them understand why recycling is important - and no doubt become the top recyclers in their own households too!”

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