A primary school has teamed up with a property developer to promote the importance of recycling.

Bierton Church of England Combined School, which is located just outside of Aylesbury, has been working with David Wilson Homes who encouraged pupils to collect plastic lid tops over a number of weeks to fill a ‘Zero Waste Box’.

The children succeeded in their task and were rewarded with a bench made out of recycled plastic.

The school is near the Kingsbrook development which is being built by David Wilson Homes.

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Jenny Martin, Headteacher at Bierton CofE Combined School, commented: “The plastic pollution crisis is incredibly important and we are passionate about teaching pupils from a young age to recycle, so we were more than happy to work with Barratt David Wilson Homes on this campaign.

“The pupils really enjoyed collecting plastic lid tops and encouraging their families to get involved too, it made recycling engaging and fun for the pupils.

The bench the school got is made from recycled plastic

The bench the school got is made from recycled plastic

“They are also very excited to use the recycled plastic bench, which we would like to thank Barratt David Wilson Homes for generously donating – it looks fantastic.”

This was part of a wider campaign implemented by Barratt David Wilson North Thames at schools across the Northern Home Counties, with a total of 37, 825 units of waste being recycled.

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Buckingham Primary School, located nearby the housebuilders St Rumbold’s Fields development in the town, was among one of the other schools which took part in the campaign.

Karly Williams, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt David Wilson North Thames, commented: “As a sustainable housebuilder, we wanted to work with Bierton CofE School and Buckingham Primary School to encourage pupils to recycle.

“The amount of plastic lids that the school collected was very impressive and a reminder of the small steps we can take on an individual level which can have a larger impact.

“We hope the pupils found it educational and enjoy using their recycled plastic bench.”