Recycling was child’s play for kids from The Loup when they had an interactive session to learn about being environmentally-friendly.
Children from Discovering Kids Playgroup in the village learnt about the items which can and can’t be recycled through blue and brown bins, as part of Mid Ulster District Council’s environmental education programme, and were also intrdouced to the ‘Magic Recycling Bag’ which shows how plastic bottles can be turned into fleece jackets and how sand is used to make glass.
Visiting the playgroup was Councillor Christine McFlynn, Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee:
“This kind of visit is pitched at just the right level for young children, but you can never underestimate just how good an understanding they have of recycling messages which was very clear at the Discovering Kids Playgroup.
“They are the perfect little ambassadors for environmental messages and can have a very positive influence on their parents and relations, as well as learning important lessons to carry with them as they grow older. I was delighted to be part of their day”.
If you would like to arrange a visit for your school or community group or for further information on waste and recycling please contact Environmental Services on 03000 132 132 or email [email protected].