Posted: Thu 29th Sep 2016

St Helens Primary are triumphant during battery recycling initiative

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016

St Helens Roman Catholic Primary School in Caerphilly were recently crowned overall battery recycling winners on Friday 23rd September. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Out of the 53 schools which took part, St Helens RC Primary School were named top in the medium school category, as well as overall winners after collecting a staggering 400kg of household batteries which were collected by pupils, teachers and family members. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Members of the St Helens Primary School Eco Committee were presented with the awards by Cllr Dianne Price, Mayor of Caerphilly county borough. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Each school was placed into a category depending on the size of the school. The winners of each category are as follows: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Small school (up to 140 pupils) – 1st Cwmaber Junior School
  • Medium school (141 – 280 pupils) – 1st Helens Primary School
  • Large (281+ pupils) – 1st Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili

The 14,500 school pupils and teachers who took part in the borough-wide competition collected 1945kg of batteries, which will now be recycled and used for building new roads, car manufacturing, food and drink cans and new battery casing. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services said: “Well done to everyone who took part in the battery recycling initiative. I am delighted that a fantastic 1945kg of batteries was recycled by pupils and teachers throughout Caerphilly county borough, which can now be recycled and reused”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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