Young poets are doing their bit to encourage recycling in Midlothian as the council prepares to launch an improved kerbside collection service.
A recycling-themed poetry competition is open to primary school children throughout the county. Prizes include a visit to a recycling factory, a recycling goody bag and the chance for pupils to star in a video reading of their their award-winning entry. The winning poem will also be printed in the council’s waste aware trailer which will be visiting gala days across the county this summer.
Well-versed on recycling, pupils from Hawthornden Primary School’s eco committee – Eve Baillie, Kate Ross and Ryan Prentice – have been selected to assist the council in launching a schools poetry competition.
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