Albert Town Primary from the cool cockpit hills of southern Trelawny, placed third in the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Western Jamaica ‘Clean School Competition. The event took place at Hollis Lynch Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Montego Bay, last Friday.
The winning school (overall champion) was Little Bay All-Age School from Westmoreland. They also won the award for the Best Waste-to-Art award for their Christmas lights made from disposable cold cups.
Competing schools were required to create projects focusing on the 3Rs of solid waste maintenance — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle — and under the theme: ‘Jamaica’s beauty is our duty’.
The aim of the competition is to create best waste disposal practices in students from an early age, so they will not become the ‘litter bugs’ of the future.
Second place was Tower Hill Primary from St. James. Little Bay won $40,000, Tower Hill received $30,000, while Albert Town walked away with $20,000. The competition ran from October 2014 to June 2015.
41 schools took part in the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Western Jamaica ‘Clean School Competition. Eligible schools were from the parishes Trelawny, St James, Hanover and Westmoreland.
Source: Jamaica Observer