School picks up recycling award

Marpool Primary School pupils Nahshon Foley and Owen Pool, and staff members Jennie Dunn (bottom, se

Marpool Primary School pupils Nahshon Foley and Owen Pool, and staff members Jennie Dunn (bottom, second right), Martin Young (top row, third left) and Tracey Wilson (top row, third right) receive the Peoples Choice award at the Recycle Devon Thank You Awards. Also pictured, Councilllor Rodney Cann, Matt Rogers (Heart Radio), Caroline Cook (Heart Radio), Councillor Roger Croad, Lyn Wonnacott. - Credit: Archant

An Exmouth school is celebrating after winning a county award, voted for by the public, for its recycling efforts.

Marpool Primary School won the People’s Choice category at the Recycle Devon Thank You Awards.

The ceremony saw Jennie Dunn and her team at the school recognised for their ‘tireless’ recycling efforts, for which they received a certificate and a Champagne board made from a flattened Champagne bottle.

Marpool headteacher Rachel Pattison said: “Jennie and her team thoroughly deserve this award.

“She leads a small team of children, supported by a learning support assistant, a teacher, a member of the kitchen staff and a governor, and they all work tirelessly to ensure we recycle all our fruit waste and we recycle as much as possible.

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“They work across the school, composting waste food every day, using a Ridan [composter] to generate our own compost, which we recycle and use in our school grounds.”

The Recycle Devon Thank You Awards aim to recognise people who do a bit extra to help ensure Devon remains clean and green.

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Recycle Devon is a partnership of 10 councils, including Devon County Council, eight district authorities and one unitary authority.

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