Benitses Primary School 1st in Followgreen Recycling Marathon
CORFU. Although it΄s a small school with just 42 pupils, all the children took part with enthusiasm and got the more ΄stubborn΄ adults involved as well.
Benitses Primary School took first place in the Followgreen Recycling Marathon - a nationwide programme in which Central Corfu Municipality participates. The school pricipal Katerina Skiadopoulou had the following to say:
"The children have made a huge effort all year. They come to school every day with their schoolbag in one hand and a bag of clean recyclable materials (plastic and paper) from their home in the other. Even when schools were closed, we opened for two hours every day for pupils to come with their recyclable materials. We had the slogan "Be the change you want to see" and tried to instil this in the children - to make recycling and protection of the environment a way of life.
Although it΄s a small school with just 42 pupils, all the children took part with enthusiasm and got the more ΄stubborn΄ adults involved as well. This is the message we would like to send with our 'victory'. Let's listen to our children and show them by example that however young we are, we can make a difference."