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Article by Africa Green Media 4 November 2013

Rewarding Schools for Recycling

Learners at Lethulwazi Comprehensive School in Vosloorus, Johannesburg, started their Friday morning on a high last week hearing that they had won the Nampak Eco-schools recycling competition 2013.

The competition kicked off in June this year with four selected high schools participating. Other schools that participated are, Amogelang High, Nkumbulo High, and Lebohang High school. The competition requires that learners collect as much recyclable material as possible during the duration of the competition. The school that collects the most at the end of the competition receives an award.

The learners at Lethulwazi Comprehensive collected 3,6 tons of material from June to September 2013. Both the learners and teachers believe that they could have done more if the competition was launched at the beginning of the year! The School Principal Mr Maphosa expressed his sincere gratitude on behalf of the school for the schools recycling competition program. “This competition is one of the practical learning experiences that the learners really enjoyed,” said Mr Maphosa.

PETCO sponsored a floating trophy and donated a cheque of R6 000.00 to be spent on environmental / recycling projects identified by the learners. The class that collected the most recyclables will be rewarded with a day trip to a Nature Reserve. Back to top ^