Bexley’s Young Eco Superstars
Children from Brampton School recently joined forces with Bexley Council’s Schools Waste Action Club (SWAC), to raise awareness of the importance of looking after our environment.
Together they re-wrote the lyrics to Bing Crosby’s ‘Swinging on a Star’ to make it a song about the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The newly-written words contain eco-friendly advice, such as reusing old clothes by giving them to charity rather than throwing them away, buying food with less packaging and planning your weekly meals so there is less waste.
To coincide with Brampton School’s science week, which had a recycling theme, different year groups from the school then each sang a verse of the rewritten song and the whole school sang the chorus. The children also made props out of reused household waste.
The recorded performance can be viewed at https://youtu.be/–w8pbNKZuk
Cllr Peter Craske, Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Places said: “It’s great to see young people in Bexley having fun and doing their bit for the environment. There’s a serious message in the video that we all need to do more. That’s one of the reasons why we’re making changes to recycling services later this Summer, replacing the three recycling boxes with two new wheelie bins.”
To find out more about the changes to Bexley’s recycling services go to www.bexley.gov.uk/recycling-changes