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Lewisham’s Junior Citizens

Last week the Council’s Recycling Team were back at Lee Green Fire Station taking part in the biannual Junior Citizens educational scheme. The scheme is is put on by the Metropolitan Police and aims to help prepare Year 6 students for the big step into their first year of secondary school.

Amongst the busy activities at Lee Fire Station, the Junior Citizens also learn about waste education.

Around 1,000 children from across the borough took part in 12 minute interactive sessions which test and enhance their knowledge on subjects from recycling to road safety and from first aid to drugs and alcohol awareness.

The Recycling Team focus on promoting the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, talk about what can and cannot go into the recycling bins and show them some examples of what old household materials are turned into when they are recycled. Did you know that your old plastic bottles are often turned into polyester clothing like fleeces and school uniforms?

Other Junior Citizens partners are the London Fire Brigade, the St. John’s Ambulance, Transport for London, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the Lewisham NHS Trust.