Pupils join war against waste

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Pupils from schools in the county took part in a campaign aimed at cutting waste.

They carried out waste-busting activities during EDF Energy’s annual Waste Week.

Designed to inspire potential young scientists and engineers, more than 3,000 UK schools took part, including Studfall Junior School in Corby, Geddington Primary School and Bozeat Primary School.

EDF Energy teamed up with the British Science Association to encourage schools to take a scientific approach to reducing waste.

Sue Hordijenko, the association’s director of programmes, said: “Thinking and acting sustainably are important habits to learn but it can be great fun too. Children love a challenge and that’s why thousands have been looking into the problems of waste and coming up with some brilliant solutions. That’s exactly the kind of approach we want from budding scientists and engineers – and we’re certainly going to need thousands of those in years to come in the energy industry and beyond.”

Pupils enjoyed a host of activities including becoming a waste scientist and using re-cyclable materials in experiments, carrying out waste audits and asking pupils, teachers and parents to make waste pledges.