Recycling programmes are going from strength to strength following the launch of our Cross Foundation Recycling initiative nearly a year ago. The Foundation now recycles 100% of its waste paper and glass, food waste, cardboard and, where possible, unwanted equipment are also recycled.
Recycling Awareness Week took place in February 2007; Grimsdell children learnt about recycling by working with Mill Hill 6th Form pupils in their PSHE lessons and they have also set up their own composter to recycle food waste. A number of departments ran recycling initiatives at Belmont who also led the way in the pursuit the Eco Schools Bronze Award, which they received at the end of June. Mill Hill set up a recycling committee which organised and ran the Mill Hill Recycled Fashion Show, raising nearly £200 for the Overseas Partnerships. In addition there were competitions throughout the week to collect shoes and batteries which were then recycled using local council services. The geography department delivered a unit of work on recycling in UK, Ghana and Japan, putting a global perspective on this important issue and “10 Top Tips for energy conservation” were circulated to Houses to raise awareness of how easy it is for individuals to make a difference.
Recycling at Mill Hill is here to stay and we are looking forward to working on new projects for 2007/8.