Environmental & Sustainability/ Youth Services

Rotary Lytham donated recycling bins to Lytham St Annes High School

Sudents of Lytham St Annes High School with Recycling bins

Environment & Sustainability/Youth Services


Rotary Lytham assists school’s environment ambitions


Rotary Lytham has always maintained good links with the schools in its area and was approached by Lytham St Anne’s High School (LSAHS) in January 2020 for financial assistance towards the cost of installing large paper recycling bins.

The school which is one of the largest secondary schools in Lancashire had established a student-led Eco Council with the aim of encouraging sustainability via the school’s everyday actions. In addition, it sought to create a better environment for staff, students and other members of the school community.

Its initial project was to recycle more by collecting the large volumes of waste paper generated throughout the school and suitable large recycling bins produced by Glasdon the Blackpool based manufacturers of street furniture and recycling equipment offered to supply ten bins for the cost of nine.  

Past President John Edwards who happened to be in contact with the school back in January this year regarding a separate Rotary led initiative heard about the paper recycling idea and put a proposal to Council for a donation of £500 towards the total cost of £745, with the school providing the balance. The proposal was carried unanimously; the bins were ordered as were large stickers stating clearly the involvement of Rotary and its commitment to protecting the environment.

Covid-19 then intervened, the school had to close but once restrictions were eased and the students returned it was then not possible for visitors to gain access so the stickers were posted to the school but a planned photo-call to include current President Ray Thomas and Past President John had to be abandoned, again due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

Happily, however, PP John arranged for the Eco-committee to apply the stickers to each bin and the photo below shows the school’s Eco Council chairman Alice Burr (right) and vice-chairman Alanna Brunton standing proudly with the new bins.

As Alice Burr said “As the future generation, we feel it is important that we have the same opportunities to learn and explore the earth as everyone else. Recycling more in school was an issue pointed out by students and we are taking action to increase the amount of recycling bins around the school and to educate students on how to use them. Doing this helps towards our long-term aim of becoming an Eco school.

“If one person recycles all their wastepaper in a year, seven trees are saved, we are delighted that our application to Rotary Lytham for funding was successful. We have chosen accessible spots for the bins around the school, avoiding corridors to prevent the bins from becoming contaminated with non-recyclables. Some teachers are planning to have a small container in their classrooms to collect wastepaper which can then be easily transferred to the large recycling bins”.

PP John added “We were delighted to be involved with such an excellent project, we have long had a very good relationship with the High School and its ambition to become an Eco school fits well with RGBI’s policy of encouraging environment and sustainability awareness. It’s good that the students are keen to do all they can to help the environment and we were therefore delighted to support them with our donation”


John Edwards Past President of Rotary Lytham 2019/2020

15 October 2020 




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