RiverRidge meets its smallest Eco Warriors at Ballymena Nursery

Pam Jordan (back centre) of River Ridge and River Ridge Operatives Trevor McLaughlin and Gerard Logue with pupils from Ballymena Nursery School and staff members Rhonda Scullion (Nursery Assistant) and Claire McGall (Nursery Assistant).
Pam Jordan (back centre) of River Ridge and River Ridge Operatives Trevor McLaughlin and Gerard Logue with pupils from Ballymena Nursery School and staff members Rhonda Scullion (Nursery Assistant) and Claire McGall (Nursery Assistant).

Pupils and staff of Ballymena Nursery School have received a timely visit from innovative Northern Ireland waste management company, RiverRidge.

The Nursery staff and pupils are working towards their Eco Flag later this month and the visit from RiverRidge was used to help further encourage the children to think about recycling in their school and homes.

Renowned for providing sustainable alternatives to landfill, the waste management company, now based across four sites in Coleraine, Derry-Londonderry, Belfast and Portadown, is dedicated to changing perceptions of waste amongst our communities. Pamela Jordan, Business Development Manager of RiverRidge said: “It is very obvious the nursery is incredibly passionate about recycling and preserving their environment and we were only too happy to come along and let the children delve into some fun facts about recycling and how RiverRidge fits into the process.

“While we wanted to keep the visit educational, it was also important to keep it fun for the children. After a brief interactive chat, we brought the children outside to see one of our bin lorries in action. The kids learnt about how the vehicle collects their materials and from other schools to segregate these high value products for recycling and reuse.”

Teacher Mrs McGall said: “This was a wonderful and very informative experience for the children. We have been teaching the pupils about reducing, reusing and recycling in the classroom and so to have RiverRidge at our school helps to put everything into context for them. This visit meant a lot to us, especially when we are extremely dedicated to achieving our Eco Flag.”