Collecting yellow for green
SCHOOLS in Comet country are going green and keeping their accounts in the black. Pupils in North Herts are collecting old Yellow Pages for the chance of winning a share of a £700 prize. The money will be shared by schools which collect the most directori
SCHOOLS in Comet country are going green and keeping their accounts in the black.
Pupils in North Herts are collecting old Yellow Pages for the chance of winning a share of a £700 prize.
The money will be shared by schools which collect the most directories per pupil.
Creative pupils have the additional chance to win up to £1,000 by making a giant sculpture from their directories. For every pound won Yellow Pages will give a pound to Woodland Trust, the UK's leading woodland conservation charity.
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The collected directories will be recycled into paper.
Cllr Bill Davidson, portfolio holder for waste and environment at North Hertfordshire District Council, said: 'We hope schools will really get the recycling bug and beat last year's total of 2,560 directories collected."
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The challenge runs until June. Participating schools include: Lannock Primary, Radburn Primary, Icknield Infants, Stonehill, Hillshott Infant, St Nicholas Church of England, Westbury Primary, Woolgrove School and Fearnhill in Letchworth GC, Brandles and St Mary's Church of England JM in Baldock, Highbury Infants in Hitchin, and Weston Primary, Graveley VC Primary, Codicote Primary, St Paul's Walden and Preston Primary.