ENERGETIC recyclers at a Rugby primary school have ex-cell-ed themselves by keeping nearly 10,000 used batteries away from landfills.
Pupils at the Crescent School have been taking part in The Big Battery Hunt, a nationwide programme to educate and inspire young people to recycle more used batteries.
Across the summer term, the school community collected over 9,600 batteries to be recycled.
Science and DT Teacher Jacqui Johnson signed the school up to take part in the initiative, challenging pupils to collect as many batteries as they could.
Year 5 pupil Hattie Little was named the school’s winning recycler in May after she went the extra mile with her recycling, with the help of her dad and his work colleagues.
Niamh Morgan from Year 1 harnessed the power of her network of family, friends and her parents’ workplaces to be crowned the best recycler in June.
And brothers Edward and Max Gowney-Hedges, from Year 5 and Year 2 respectively, took up the challenge and approached their local village for help.
Mrs Johnson submitted details of all four pupils’ recycling efforts for recognition as Battery Recycling Pioneers.
She said: “It took a long time to count them but they have all now been delivered to Rugby’s recycling centre. A huge well done to all.”
Targeting pupils in primary schools and supported by Duracell, The Big Battery Hunt aims to increase the number of batteries currently being recycled in the UK.
Visit www.bigbatteryhunt.co.uk for more information.