Friday, 18 May 2018

Solutions for the Planet- success for Corbridge Middle!

Earlier this week two teams of students from Corbridge Middle School took part in the regional final of the Solutions for the Planet Challenge. I am delighted to hear that one of the teams, Operation ReCraft, came first and will now go through to the national finals in the Houses of Parliament in July. Their idea to run a sculpture competition in schools using waste materials impressed the judges, particularly as they had already run the competition in their own school to demonstrate that it is achievable. The team aims to promote an understanding of the damage waste can do in the environment and the idea that we should reduce the amount of materials going to landfill.

It is always great to see young people that are passionate about saving our planet and the environment. Congratulations to Operation ReCraft and to all the students that took part in the competition. I wish Operation ReCraft the best of luck at the national finals in July.