Primary school children across Mid Ulster have been mesmerised by the magic of recycling.
More than 1000 pupils from 20 schools experienced the ‘Recycle Magic’ show last week as part of Mid Ulster District Council’s schools environmental education programme.
Delivered by the England-based Kandoo Arts, the show promotes the importance of caring for the environment by recycling, tackling issues from global warming, air, noise and water pollution, all through the entertainment and power of puppetry and magic.
Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee, Councillor Christine McFlynn, joined children from six local schools to experience the show for herself:
“The shows are called magic and they were! The children thoroughly enjoyed the interaction and were hugely entertained for the entire time. While it was fun, all the important recycling messages were being emphasised and the children all understood how much they can do to protect and enhance our environment”.
Marina Hamill, Principal at St Mary’s PS Stewartstown, said:
“What a fun and interactive way to find out, learn about and practice the three R's of waste management: Reduce, reuse, and recycle! with Kelvin from Kando Arts. He had the children mesmerised from the beginning, appealing to even the very youngest in school. The children were able to recall and name what is important for a healthy environment whilst learning more about waste and waste management. Thank you to Mid Ulster Council for helping the children of Stewartstown – (St Mary’s and Stewartstown P.S. pupils) in becoming more responsible citizens and making our world a safer and healthier place”.
For further information about the Council’s education programme contact the recycling education team on 03000 132 132 or email [email protected].