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'Green' children are in the money! Local News Extra LICHFIELD: Awards for schools which help recycle trade directories.

Byline: By Gurdip Thandi

ENVIRONMENT-friendly youngsters in Staffordshire have been rewarded for their recycling efforts.

Lichfield District Council presented five schools in the city with awards after they took part in the Yellow Woods challenge to collect as many copies of the Yellow Pages as possible for recycling.

Four primary schools won cheques: St Joseph and St Theresa Roman Catholic Primary, Gentleshaw Primary, St Andrew's Primary and St Chad's.

A cheque was also presented to Chadsmead Primary School, which will also be appearing in next year's Yellow Woods promotional leaflets to be distributed to schools across the country.

The Yellow Pages giant yellow bug, Kirk, was also on hand to thank the schools.

Sixteen Lichfield schools took part in the Yellow Woods Challenge, organised by the Yellow Pages and run in partnership with the council.

In total, the schools managed to save four and a half tonnes of directories from going to landfill.

Lichfield District Council's operational services chief, Coun Louise Flowith, said: "We are so impressed by the work so many young people of our district put into collecting the directories.

"It's heartening to see young people take such an active interest in recycling and looking after the environment.

"Old copies of the Yellow Pages and other telephone directories can be added to small green recycling boxes."

One of the Lichfield schools which took part, Willows Primary, was also shortlisted in the national Yellow Woods Challenge sculpture competition.

Pupils created a gigantic sculpture of George and the Dragon from the directories they collected.
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Date:Dec 18, 2007
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