Recycler the Robot raps to Branscombe pupils

PUBLISHED: 20:00 13 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:12 17 June 2010

A RAPPING robot aimed at inspiring children to reduce, reuse and recycle visited Branscombe Primary pupils on Monday. Recycler, the state-of-the-art robot, which is currently on tour in Devon, brought his green-minded raps to the young pupils in a bid to

A RAPPING robot aimed at inspiring children to reduce, reuse and recycle visited Branscombe Primary pupils on Monday.

Recycler, the state-of-the-art robot, which is currently on tour in Devon, brought his green-minded raps to the young pupils in a bid to bring recycling to life through an interactive show.

The eco-friendly robot showed the children what they can do to make a difference and gave examples of how they can put the three Rs into practice at home and school.

Sarah Jones, who runs the Eco Club at Branscombe Primary School, said: "It really was a tremendously fun way to get across a serious message - that we need to do something about our rubbish."

Olivia, five, a pupil at the school, said: "It was a real robot. He was as tall as me and he sang a song. And now I know you mustn't use carrier bags."

The Recycler programme is part of the national Recycle Now communications campaign and was organised by WRAP and Waste Watch in partnership with Devon County Council.

Shirley Barre, Eduction officer and Recycler's minder, said: "Every household in the UK throws away over one tonne of waste each year and more than half of this can be recycled. Recycler raps to the children all about recycling and what they can do to help. The children quickly pick it up and join in - it's a great way to remember important messages and take them home.


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