Recycling Hero collects his award

Posted on: 14/02/2013

Mr Nigel Rowtcliff who is a Caretaker and a Cleaner at Great Torrington School received a nomination and a prize for his dedication and continuous efforts towards driving the schools recycling initiatives forward.  Mr Mark Carter (Site Manager for Great Torrington School) nominated Nigel without him knowing and the first we knew that Nigel had been successful was when he came into work and said that he had an invited to attend an awards ceremony in Exeter. 

The awards ceremony was the first year of the Recycle Devon Thank you awards which mark the 10 year anniversary of the Don’t Let Devon go to waste campaign.  Councillor Mike Walters  says “The Recycle Devon Thank you awards were created to recognise the unsung heroes across the county”

Mr Mark Carter “I nominated Nigel for his continuous effort towards driving recycling initiatives  throughout the school.  Nigel has always been passionate about recycling since he joined the school and he has been instrumental in making sure our waste is minimal and reducing our costs substantially.  Mark added that only this week he has ensure that the food tech room now recycle all of their food waste and he has now volunteered to teamed up with the 3Rs team to work with year 7 and launch campaign to  actively increase the school recycling  schemes and improve the environment. 

Nigel said “It was  a lovely surprise to be given this award, I didn’t know who had nominated me when I got the invite, but we had a lovely afternoon tea at the awards ceremony and it was nice to meet other people who actively recycle and we swapped ideas.  I want the award to be on display for all of the school to see”.

The photo: Chris Ward, School Business Manager Congratulating Nigel with Mark Carter (Site Manager who nominated Nigel)

For more information about the awards.


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