Crow Lane School pupils drive schools recycling message

‘Small hands can change the world’ – that’s the message from art pupils at Crow Lane Primary School that will feature on our school recycling service wagon.

Schools across Kirklees got creative in a competition that marked the launch of a new commercial recycling service for schools and businesses.

Kirklees Mayor, Councillor Nigel Patrick chose the winning design from Crow Lane Primary School. The prize is one year of free recycling collections. As well as a special visit from the wagon to show the children and school staff their design in action.

Councillor Naheed Mather, Councillor Will Simpson and Kirklees Mayor, Councillor Nigel Patrick also visited to congratulate the school on winning the competition.

Head Teacher at Crow Lane Primary School, Martin Vayro said:

We are delighted that we have been selected to showcase our children’s talents and commitment to environmental issues.”

Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees, said:

“Since the launch in September 2021 over 119 schools and 193 businesses have signed up for our trade waste service, which is integral to improving our waste strategy, and to realising our vision of a carbon-neutral Kirklees.

“We know that our children are committed to tackling climate change and helping us to improve recycling across the district – they told us so at the Our Voice Climate Festival in March 2022 – and this new recycling service links in closely with schools’ environmental and climate change objectives.”

“I’d like to thank all of the schools that took part in our competition. Congratulations to Crow Lane Primary School for their winning artwork and inspiring message.”

Any school not yet signed up can find out more about our schools recycling service here: