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Dartford Bridge Community Primary School awarded £250 for sustainable energy project

PUBLISHED: 12:58 20 June 2017

They built junk robots out of recycled materials

They built junk robots out of recycled materials

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Over 23,500 children took part nationwide, but the local primary were named highly commended

A Dartford primary school have been awarded as part of a nationwide competition which aims to raise awareness of the need for sustainable energy sources.

Dartford Bridge Community Primary School were highly commended for their entry to the Better Energy School Awards on June 19, and received £250 as recognition for their achievement.

The awards are aimed at five to 11-year-olds and is run by the Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE). This year over 23,500 school children took part.

Pupils from Dartford Bridge Community took part in a Plastic Fantastic project. They learnt about how plastic waste affects the environment and then used their creativity to make junk monsters out of recycled materials.

A spokesperson from the awards, said: “It was great to see the children’s fantsatic creations anf their enthusiasm for the project. Parents were also involved, so it became the catalyst for much discussion.”

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