On Friday (20th October), Cottons Farm Primary School played host to representatives from Derby City Council and the theatre group MOMO. They were there to deliver a fun recycling-themed performance for the pupils, called ‘You’re Rubbish!’

TRecycling education showhis is all part of the Council’s aim to educate residents of Derby about what items can be recycled and what a positive impact it has on the environment.

In the afternoon, students enjoyed a workshop run by MOMO, and Council representatives were present at the school gates to discuss the key messages with parents, too.

Cllr Asaf Afzal, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Public Protection, said:

Engaging with children at school age is a great way to inspire lifelong change. We want to encourage children to think differently about waste, and hopefully create the environmental ambassadors of the future.

When it comes to waste and recycling, we aim to nurture children’s curiosity. The more questions they ask, the more answers they will seek, and this could inspire them into careers which are focussed on key environmental issues.

The Council is offering these performances and workshops for free to all primary schools in Derby. We work with MOMO as well as RRS to deliver interactive, engaging and informative events that children will love.

Later this year the team will be visiting a number of other schools, but they are always keen to hear from any school that would like to book a workshop.

The MOMO shows are being offered for a limited period. If you would like to book one of these sessions or for more information, please visit our waste and recycling education webpage or contact the recycling team.