We have won a gold medal before the Olympics
PUPILS from a primary school in Bedminster were presented with a gold medal and £1,000 for their champion recycling efforts.
Parson Street Primary School saw off competition from 24 rival schools to win a recycling competition organised by Bristol City Council called the Zero Waste Olympics.
The school was awarded first place after pupils managed to recycle 88 per cent of their rubbish during three weeks in June. Pupils collected their prizes at a ceremony in Millennium Square yesterday.
Parson Street School's Green Team Leader, teacher Clare Marshall, said: "We have a dedicated Green Team in the school led by the pupils and supported by the staff, who worked very hard on this challenge.
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"The results were amazing – 88 per cent of our rubbish recycled is even more than we'd hoped for. I'm delighted for the pupils that we've taken first place in the competition and the £1,000 prize money will be used to introduce further green measures in the school."
Fair Furlong and Summerhill Infant schools collected silver medals for recycling more than 70 per cent of their waste. They received a cash prize of £500 to split between them.
Twelve schools collected bronze medals for recycling between 50 per cent and 69 per cent of their waste.