Protos Community Fund supports local school recycling project  

Green-fingered youngsters at Horn’s Mill Primary School in Helsby have been getting to grips with the joys of recycling thanks to the Protos Community Fund.  

Pupils at the school have been learning how recycling food and garden waste can not only benefit the environment and help reduce our carbon footprint, but be fun and rewarding too. Children not only learnt about waste recycling in the classroom, they also put their lessons into practice, with their own composting scheme which they then used to grow their own produce including potatoes, carrots and strawberries.

As well as showcasing the importance of recycling to Cheshire’s next generation, the children took their newfound zeal for recycling home to their families, helping Helsby to go green! 

Sharon Wyatt, Headteacher of Horn’s Mill Primary said: “The allocated funding to schools is often stretched to the limits, so we are extremely grateful to Protos for providing the opportunity for us to enrich our curriculum by providing experiences like this for the children. 

“We are delighted to be able to give them lifelong understanding and skills that will support them to contribute positively to national and global issues!” 

This was echoed by Protos Development Director Jane Gaston, who added: “As well as new recycling infrastructure, such as that planned at the Plastic Park at Protos, one of the most important things we can do to manage waste more sustainability is to change our everyday behaviours. It’s great to see this project inspiring the next generation of recyclers and even better that they’re taking these new habits home to their friends and families.” 

Interested in applying to the Protos Community Fund? Find out more here