In 2022 children from Tickhill St Mary’s Primary School were crowned ‘Waste Warriors’ in a national Community Compost competition initially attracting over 100 other entrants. This was an initiative to encourage children and parents alike to reduce waste and begin composting by taking a hands-on approach. Almost 9,000 ‘scraps’ were collected, from lunchtime meals to parents’ peelings.
The school’s headteacher said “This event really engaged the children, staff and parents. The children enjoyed recording the amount of waste brought in and this was a good chance to use their maths skills in an everyday situation. We hope to use our prize money to investigate solar and/or wind power to get electricity to our Forest School cabin. This will continue to teach the children about sustainability and renewable energy.