This month Minard Primary fought off stiff competition from across Scotland to win a national competition for its innovative ways of making waste go for further.
Instead of using traditional recycling methods for disposing of waste paper, pupils at Minard Primary School have been turning it into recycled paper briquettes which can then be used in the community as fuel. As a result of this ingenious idea, Minard Primary was crowned the winner of the Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) School Challenge Competition.
Pupils were invited to attend the CRNS Annual Conference in Perth on 3rd November 2016 where they gave a short talk about their project before being presented with £500 prize money by Fred McAuley.
Head Teacher Robyn McIlroy said “We are all over the moon – it really is a wonderful achievement. This project was led by Principal Teacher Lesley Goodwin with all the pupils having an important part to play.
Minard Primary School is very much at the heart of the local community and it’s therefore very rewarding to be able to give something back.”