Kegworth’s prestigious environmental award has been presented to four students from Ms Radburn’s class.
Jade, Hermione, Jena and Jacinta won the award for their tireless work organising bags of bottles and cans for Kegworth’s Envirobabk. In addition to sorting through sacks of recycling, the girls have been removing lids so that Kegworth can contribute them to Lids for Kids, a scheme that turns plastic bottle tops into artificial limbs for children.
“Ee had to take all the lids off the bottles and un-crush them them if they were crushed,” Jacinta told the Kegworth Times.
It was often smelly work. “A lot of the bottles haven’t been washed out and there are often quite a few milk bottles in the sacks,” explained Hermione.
If you are collecting bottles and cans for the Envirobabk next year the girls ask that you rinse them out before putting them in the orange sacks.
“Please wash out your bottles because they are absolutely gross when you don’t! Some of them smell really bad,” said Jade.
“Yes,” added Jena. “wash your bottles!”