Pupils in Wigan Borough were treated to an early Christmas present this week with a visit from Santa - but he’s ditched his sleigh and recycled it for a bin wagon.
Two schools won a Wigan Council competition to produce a video encouraging more residents to recycle and as a thank you for taking part they had a surprise visit from Santa and Rudolph the Recycling Truck on Monday.
Hindley Green Sacred Heart Catholic Primary and Oakfield High School and College both produced winning videos to promote recycling and won £1,000 each for environmental improvements to their schools, sponsored by FCC who look after the borough’s recycling centres.
The eco-council pupils from both schools were shocked to see the bin wagon, dressed up as Rudolph, pulling into the school playground and even more shocked to see Santa driving him!
Santa said he loved both the recycling videos and gave the children selection boxes as a thank you.
Councillor Kevin Anderson, cabinet member for environment, said: “Both schools produced brilliant videos encouraging more people to recycle more, recycle right and they are so passionate about it. We were so impressed with them both and wanted to do something to say thank you!”
Tony Waterworth, site business manager for FCC Environment, said: “We are delighted to have been involved in this project and we too have been really impressed with the videos so it was a huge honour to hand over our wagons to help deliver the great news to the two worthy winners.”
View the videos on youtube:
Oakfield High School and College: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAE1Ae0J1fQ&feature=youtu.be
Hindley Green Sacred Heart Catholic Primary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJsg2u-Gi1M