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Media invite: Thursday, 17 July. Curtain up for eco-pupils

Date: 16/07/2008           Category: Waste and Recycling

Media invite: Thursday, 17 July New Brompton College, Marlborough Road, Gillingham. 10.30am and 2.30pm You are invited to send a media crew / photographer. There will also be a photo call at 12noon. Please ask for Louise Kelly at reception. Pupils at New Brompton College in Gillingham are preparing to take centre stage to raise awareness about the environment. The Year 10 GCSE drama students have been working with Medway Council’s Waste Minimisation Team to put together a theatre show to highlight the green three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Tomorrow, (Thursday, 17 July), the students will perform their show, called Raymond’s Recycling Race, to an audience of more than 300, including pupils, teachers, and neighbouring primary school pupils, during two performances at 10.30am and 2.30pm. The play tells the journey of Raymond and his brother Rikkardo, who travel through time to discover the secret of the three Rs to help them save the future from a terrible fate of toxic fumes and overflowing landfill. Students have written and developed the play, with help from the cschool's head of performing arts Louise Kelly and the council’s Waste Minimisation Officer Matt Feekings. Miss Kelly said: "Year 10 GCSE pupils at New Brompton College have been inspired after working with Medway Council’s Waste Minimisation team and Kent and the Wider World on issues around waste and what it is doing to the planet. "They have excellent imaginations and have crafted a simply delightful show for primary pupils that will engage them in a fun way with the issues around waste and responsibility for rubbish. They are exceptional performers and we are looking forward to the shows."