Hippos new home at Hallam Fields School
One of Leafields Henrietta Hippo bins has taken up residence at Hallam Fields Junior School to help collect compostable waste...
Sharon Sutton, Eco-Coordinator at Hallam Fields Junior School said “Thank you very much for the Hippo bin! it has taken pride of
place at the bottom of our steps on the school playground. We wanted
this bin for fruit and vegetable waste from morning breaks and packed
lunches. It is easy for the children to remember what to put in the
compost bin now it is a hippo, as hippo’s don’t eat plastic!
We have had an assembly to remind the children what to compost in
the hippo. Gardening Club then remove the bin from the hippo and
transfer the fruit waste to the compost bins, near the school vegetable
patch where it is used to help grow vegetables.
There was much
excitement when the hippo came onto the playground and she is a cheerful
addition, especially on dull, cold days!
Many thanks from all at Hallam Fields Junior School!”