Young people seem more aware than ever of the importance of recycling and protecting our environment and the Geography Department-led scheme to recycle crisp packets has certainly done its bit to this end.

We have now recycled over 4,000 packets since March and this has helped Humanity Unites (Twitter -@Humanity_Unites) to provide meals for the homeless and families in need in Burton. It has also ensured less plastic in landfill and less litter on site.

The students have been very enthusiastic about the project, collecting at home and in the workplace, and the scheme will continue in September.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “Crisps are an item young people love so knowing that there is an environmental cost to what seems a ‘normal’ everyday item is a big plus. It is also fantastic to support Humanity Unites too.”