Waste crew pay a visit to local nursery

One of North Devon Council’s waste crews paid a visit to a local nursery today after the children learnt the topic  ‘people who help us’. 

The subject aimed to teach the young children about the importance of jobs within society, primarily focusing on the waste and recycling teams and their duty within the community. 

The crew members took the time to explain their job roles and express the importance of keeping the local area tidy. A demonstration of how the vehicle works were also shown.

Lead Member for Environment at North Devon Council, Councillor Netti Pearson says: “I am really pleased that we were able to visit this local nursery and give a face-to-face demonstration on how our waste vehicle works. This type of learning is incredibly important for young people and I believe it’ll allow them to gain a better understanding of the significance of not only our crews and their roles but also the importance in looking after the environment for future generations.”

HGV driver at North Devon Council, Den Scott says: “I am really pleased to have been invited to this local school to give an informal chat about how the waste vehicle works and the importance in keeping the local area tidy.

“Since becoming a HGV driver, I have really enjoyed my time and giving this talk to the young children was one of the many highs.

“The children’s faces lit up when they saw the vehicle and I and the crew were greeted with smiles and waving. Many thanks to the school for the invite.”

Local primary school teacher, Harriet Cooper says: “For our nursery topic it was important for us to get people in from the community to talk about their jobs and what it means to help others. It was a great experience having the waste crew come into school to talk to the children about their roles, the importance of community and ways we can look after the local area. The children loved seeing how the vehicles work and were interested to hear what happens to our waste and recycled goods.”

Due to covid-19, the council aren’t welcoming school visits to the Brynsworthy Recycling Centre however they are now willing to carry out face-to-face visits for local schools and nursery’s. 

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