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Atlantic Recycling backs environmental education project in local school

Newport’s St Julian’s Primary School was given a welcome boost this week after a local business stepped in to support the school’s Green Power STEM Project.

Atlantic Recycling Ltd has made a donation to the project which is run by the UK-based charity The Greenpower Education Trust who encourage young people to learn about science and engineering by challenging them to design, build and race electric cars.

The project also affords children with the opportunity to enhance their skills base as they work in a team to produce something tangible, to a deadline. They will race the cars competitively on the 9th June against other South Wales schools involved in the project.

Karen Hollings, Head of years 5 & 6 at St Julian’s Primary School, said:

“We’re very grateful to Dauson for their generous donation and look forward to updating them once the project is complete. It is so important to engage children in STEM from an early age and hopefully schemes like this one will ignite a passion in some pupils that will stay with them throughout their lives.”

The Dauson Environmental Group of Companies is a multi-disciplined waste recycling, recovery and demolition contractor with expertise in land regeneration. The group was inspired to get involved with the STEM project by its focus on creating greater awareness amongst students of the potential of electrical energy, something that is in keeping with the core values of Atlantic Recycling Ltd – the branch of the company that is dedicated to delivering innovations in environmental management and helping to reduce carbon emissions.

Support for the project signifies the beginning of the company’s commitment to engaging in community activities across South East Wales.

Atlantic Recycling’s Non-executive Director Mike Kenney delivered the cheque to the school and spoke to students. On his visit, he said:

“My connection with the school is personal as I spent all my primary education there, starting in the infants when it first opened in 1953.

“The family connection to the school runs incredibly deep – not only did I study there but my granddaughter is currently a pupil and my daughter-in-law is a parent governor.

“Being able to provide support to an exciting project like this is a wonderful opportunity for Atlantic Recycling Ltd and hopefully we will be able to inspire students to pursue their interest in science and open their eyes to the potential of environmentally responsible technology.”

Atlantic provides waste management services to trade and domestic customers from Chepstow to Swansea – delivering data analysis on customers’ waste streams to facilitate the ability of organisations to reach their recycling objectives.