The 150 children from nearby Parkgate and Whiteley Primary Schools donned appropriate personal protective equipment and undertook a tour of the Raymond Brown Rookery Farm Aggregate Recycling Facility in Swanwick, learning about the importance of the local environment and seeing live recycling in action. As a souvenir from the trip and to help keep them safe in the local community, each child was also given their very own hi-visibility jacket and a re-usable bag filled with goodies.
Councillor Jonathan Butts for Sarisbury Ward (Fareham Borough Council) who also joined the visit, commented: “I’d like to thank the whole team at the Rookery Farm Recycling Facility for a very informative and enjoyable site visit. Clearly a lot of effort goes into ensuring schoolchildren are safely able to see close at hand how large quantities of materials are recycled, while also having fun and completing their class work. Many thanks for supporting these kinds of learning opportunities for our children; they are important and much appreciated.”
Raymond Brown have developed an education centre and Community Matters Initiative for local schoolchildren at Rookery Farm. Its aim is to provide and support learning opportunities based around recycling and the environment. The Raymond Brown Community Matters initiative covers a range of learning objectives from the Key Stage Two National Curriculum, targeting Geography, Science, Maths and Citizenship. Free of charge bespoke activities such as classroom sessions, science experiments or trips to one of the recycling sites in action are available.
If you are a local school or community group and would like to get involved, please call the head office on 023 8027 3750.