Kids’ charged up for batteries

Warter school children handing over batteries to Sainsbury's
Warter school children handing over batteries to Sainsbury's

GREEN-minded children from a local primary school collected and handed over hundreds of batteries to a supermarket to be recycled.

The children from Warter CE Primary School managed to collect around 700 batteries since autumn last year to give to Sainsbury’s supermarket in Pocklington which is asking people to bring in old batteries to be recycled.

In exchange Sainsbury’s gave the school a bag of sports equipment including hockey sticks and tennis balls.

Jayne Steck, who is a teaching assistant at the school, said: “The aim was to recycle batteries that would have been put in the bin.

“We are aiming for the Green Flag award for recycling.

“We do lots of recycling. We collect paper and put it in the blue bins. We’re currently recycling ink cartridges.

“The children think it’s good.

“They get involved with it and tell their parents because sometimes they are not aware of it and we need to tell children to pass it on.”