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Waste & Recycling Competition for Schools

  • 4 School Prizes of £1,000 to be Won
  • Plus, Great Pupil Prizes Including iPad Minis
  • Why take part
  • What to do
  • How to enter
  • Guidelines

It's fun and informative for pupils – simple and flexible for teachers.

Plus, there's some great prizes to be won - including £1,000 for your school and ipad Mini for pupils.

The objectives of the competition are to:

  • Encourage pupils to think about the things they throw away and how waste can be reduced.
  • Further pupils’ awareness and understanding of what happens to their waste at a local level.
  • Help pupils learn about the people and processes involved in returning waste back to the production cycle.

Working as a whole class or in groups, pupils will explore recycling and recyclable materials before building a Recycle Trux Model.

Guided by their teachers and/or parents, pupils will learn about how much waste we produce, why we divert waste from Landfill, what and how we recycle and the effects waste has on our environment. They will complete some simple exercises in the Recycle Trux Pupil Workbook and create a drawing to reflect their learning. The drawings can be entered into the competition too - giving pupils the chance to win an IPad Mini.

You can enter one or both parts of the competition and send us as many entries as you like.

It's easy to work Recycle Trux into your timetable and it can even be completed at home or as an Eco-Club project.

Get started straight away

Just email us at recycletrux@mickgeorge.co.uk and we'll send you a Class Pack complete with Information Leaflet and Pupil Workbooks.

Recycle Trux is perfect for pupils in Key Stage 2 but we welcome entries from pupils in all year groups within Primary settings.

COLLECT & BUILD - working as a class or group

  • Collect up as many different recyclable materials as you can as a class or group. Parents can help with this at home too or it will make the perfect Eco-Club project.
  • Build a Recycle Trux Model from the materials you have collected. Have fun, get creative as a class exercise or work in smaller groups. You can even encourage pupils to make a Recycle-Trux Model at home too.

DRAW & DESIGN - pupils working independently

Guided by their teachers, pupils will learn about the waste we produce, why we divert waste from Landfill, how we recycle and the effects of waste on the environment. They will complete some activities in the Recycle Trux Workbooks (provided) and then create a drawing to reflect their learning.

The pupil drawings can be entered into the competition too -  for the chance of 4 great pupil prizes of an iPad Mini!

Plus, an overall winner will get the chance to see their design re-created on the side of a Mick George Ltd Recycling Truck which travels the roads in their area every day.

Get started straight away

Just email us at recycletrux@mickgeorge.co.uk and we'll send you a Class Pack complete with Information and Pupil Workbooks.

Schools - Send us a photo of your Recycle Trux Models

Pupils - Send us your Recycle Trux Drawings (from the back of the Pupil Workbook (provided)

Entries can be submitted by email to recycletrux@mickgeorge.co.uk

or by post to: Recycle Trux Competition, Mick George Ltd., 6 Lancaster Way, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon PE29 6XU

Please note, all entries must be received by 26th May 2017

GUIDELINES, TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. How to enter
To enter the competition, email or post a photograph or image of the Recycle.Trux model/s your pupils have crafted from recyclable materials and/or email or send us the Pupil Drawing Templates. There is no entry fee and no purchase is required.
There is no limit to how many entries each school or pupil can make. Email: recycletrux@mickgeorge.co.uk or Post to: Recycle Trux Competition, Mick George Ltd, 6 Lancaster Way, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6XU
2. Promotion period
The competition period closes at midnight on 26th May 2017.
Only entries successfully received by Mick George Ltd before the closing date will be counted as entries.
3. Selection of winners
One winner from each of Mick George Ltd’s operating regions of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire will be selected for the School Prize of £1,000 and for the Pupil Prize of an IPad Mini.
The winners will be selected from all entries no later than midnight on 25th May 2017. The judges’ decision is final.
If the winner cannot be contacted after two attempts within three business days of the decision date, we reserve the right to select an alternative winner.
We reserve the right to select an alternative winner if we have reasonable grounds for believing that a winner has contravened any of these Terms and Conditions.
4. The prizes
Each Recycle-Trux Model winner’s school (as attended on 26th May 2017) will receive £1,000 prize. Each Recycle-Trux Drawing winner will receive an IPad Mini.
The prizes must be accepted as awarded and are non-transferable.
If, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to provide the stated prizes, we reserve the right to award a substitute prize.
5. General
By entering the competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (which may be amended or varied at any time by us with or without notice), and by our decisions, which are final.
No correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
We accept no responsibility for lost, undelivered or misdirected entries.
Personal information collected from entrants will be used by us solely in connection with the competition and will not be disclosed to any third party.
By entering the competition, you agree to the use of your school’s name and address in publicity (and that of the participating pupil/s) relating to the competition and you are giving Mick George Ltd permission to contact you at a future date. These are the terms and conditions that govern the relationship between you, the entrant and Mick George Ltd of 6 Lancaster Way, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6XU

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