Date: 22/07/2008 Category: Waste and Recycling
Pupils at New Brompton College in Gillingham have taken centre stage to raise awareness about the environment. The Year 10 GCSE drama students had worked with Medway Council’s Waste Minimisation Team to put together a theatre show to highlight the green three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Yesterday, (Thursday, 17 July), the students performed their show, called Raymond’s Recycling Race, to an audience of pupils from neighbouring primary schools, their peers and teachers during two shows. The play charted the journey of Raymond and his brother Rikkardo, who traveled 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 school’s head of performing arts Louise Kelly. Medway Council’s Waste Minimisation Officer Matt Feekings was on hand to provide factual information about waste, recycling and the environment. Miss Kelly said: “The Year 10 GCSE drama pupils performed to an exceptional standard, engaging and enthralling the 300 Year six students from Byron Junior and Brompton Westbrook schools with their message about the three Rs. “Good fun was had by all and New Brompton College pupils were both professional and succinct in their message about waste.” Waste Minimisation Officer Matt Feekings praised the pupils’ hard work. He said: “The time and effort that was put into this show is exemplary and should be acknowledged by all. “Our minimisation team works closely with schools to help promote the environmental message and further education. New Brompton College have done both of these and more as they spent many hours, evenings and weekends working on this. It was a magical show that all schools would benefit for seeing and it fits directly into the national curriculum".