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Recycling scheme launches at Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury to raise pupil awareness




A recycling scheme with a difference has been launched at a Sudbury primary school in a bid to increase activity – and awareness – in the playground.

Pupils at Woodhall Primary School have begun enjoying the Scrapstore PlayPod, which sees a container full of recycled items available to pupils outside the classroom.

Everything from crutches to cardboard tubes and old computers are included in the container, which is opened up to all age groups at lunchtime.

Pupils at Woodhall Primary School have begun enjoying the Scrapstore PlayPod, which sees a container full of recycled items available to all age groups outside the classroom. Photo credit: Gooderham PR. (21446802)
Pupils at Woodhall Primary School have begun enjoying the Scrapstore PlayPod, which sees a container full of recycled items available to all age groups outside the classroom. Photo credit: Gooderham PR. (21446802)

Matthew Fuller, headteacher at Woodhall Primary School, said: “The PlayPod has already been a great addition to the school.

“It encourages pupils of all ages to play together and engage with each other while also stimulating creativity and imagination.”

Mr Fuller said he was encouraged to sign up for the PlayPod after seeing other schools within the Unity Schools Partnership – of which Woodhall is a member – benefit from them.

Dan Mitchell, play development officer from Cambridge City Council, which installed the PlayPod, said: “This scheme is really inclusive and is great fun, as well as helping to build confidence and working together.

“We are delighted that Woodhall Primary School signed up to the scheme.”

The containers are regularly updated with new items, while staff at Woodhall have received training to ensure safe play.


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