Northdale Primary is the BEST at recycling

2016-03-30 06:00
PHOTO: supplied At the Wildlands certificate handover (from left) Dr Andrew Venter (Wildlands CEO), Sundrie Singh (Northdale Primary School principal) and Poovi Pillay (head of segment of Nedbank Retail, client engagement).

PHOTO: supplied At the Wildlands certificate handover (from left) Dr Andrew Venter (Wildlands CEO), Sundrie Singh (Northdale Primary School principal) and Poovi Pillay (head of segment of Nedbank Retail, client engagement).

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NORTHDALE Primary School has been named the Top Recycling School for 2015 by Wildlands in Pietermaritzburg having collected well over 85 000kgs of recyclable waste.

The school was one of the first schools to join the Wildlands recycling initiative in 2010.

At a special assembly held last week to celebrate the achievement, principal Sundrie Singh, thanked Wildlands for supporting the school’s waste collection and recycling efforts.

“It is exciting to be chosen as an environmental champion for our relentless drive in recycling.

“Wildlands has helped the school grow positively, and not only do the children bring waste to school, but community members drop theirs over the fence. It is then sorted by pupils and staff.”

Singh instilled in her pupils that collecting recyclable waste is not a useless or shameful undertaking and encouraged them to do regular clean-ups in the neighbourhood surrounding the school

Driven by the motto “let there be light”, the school offers a glimmer of hope to its 388 pupils, of which 205 come from underprivileged backgrounds and benefit from the school’s feeding scheme.

Wildlands CEO, Dr Andrew Venter, said schools like Northdale Primary are shaping the future of this country.

“There is no doubt that the school is producing responsible citizens.”

Wildlands’ Sustainable Schools initiative, made possible by Nedbank, aims to encourage schools to promote sustainability. Ashrinee Gopi, Nedbank
Pietermaritzburg
area
manager, said it is imperative to halt further
environmental degradation.

“Responsibility starts not only with big corporates like Nedbank, but everyone needs to get involved,” she said.

The school was one of the first schools to join the Wildlands recycling initiative in 2010

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