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Recycle workers get green fingered for local school

Waste and recycling workers in south London have helped revamp a local school’s “eco-area”.

Staff from Veolia’s Southwark and Lambeth contracts teamed up to build new raised beds, replant existing beds and create a greenhouse from reused plastic bottles at John Donne Primary School in Peckham.

The school received funding from the Southwark EnviroGrant Scheme as well as plants, wood and soil donated by Veolia’s landscapes department. Funding from the scheme will also be used to help revamp the “eco-den activity shed” later in the year.

Jackie Glen, eco co-ordinator at John Donne School said she was “delighted” by the improvements to the eco-area.

“The children get so much from it and now we have all sorts of new plants for them to learn the names of and a functioning greenhouse to help us grow even more” she said.

Simon Bussell, managing director for Veolia in Southwark said: “We are now moving into the second year of our EnviroGrant Scheme and I hope local people will be inspired by this year’s success stories to apply to the fund to get their own projects a helping hand.”

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