Recycling activities at Slieve Guillion Park
This week Slieve Guillion Park and Lunasa festival had an extra environmental side to it. The park welcomed the ARC21 “Waste beater” bus for a day of fun filled recycling crafts and activities. Children and adults alike were asked to climb onboard and learn about recycling and how to make our environment better. For the adults there was information on local recycling schemes and children were able to take part in a variety of recycled craft activities. These activities included badge making and using compost made from brown bin material collected in the District to make pots and plant seeds. Each visitor was also given a bag for life.
The activity day was part of a 2 week programme of events which saw the bus visiting parks and buildings throughout the whole District. The bus is staffed by Noel, a qualified and experienced educator who can carry out a range of environmental activities and presentations it is jam-packed with information on what we can to do recycle more.
Vice Chairperson Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick said, “Noel really enjoys spreading the recycling and reuse message, the crafts engage the children and helps them to remember the message whilst at the same time giving them something tangible to take home. We hope to visit more schools and events in the District over the coming months.”
To find out more about the bus or recycling please contact the recycling officer on 0300 013 2233.