Cascade Primary School learners cheered as their Principal, Gale Adriaanse received the PenBev Clean Up and Recycle Competition trophy at a special assembly on Friday, 05 February 2016. Last year the school won the competition organised by PenBev (local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in the Western and Northern Cape), together with marketing agency [dot]GOOD to raise awareness and increase efforts to clean up and recycle in Mitchells Plain.

Cascade Primary School beat off stiff competition from two other Mitchells Plain schools to collect and recycle the most plastic bottles, glass bottles, cans and paper throughout the month of September, known as World Clean Up month. In total, 2519 kilograms of recyclables were collected by the 950 children – winning their school R10 000 to spend on refurbishments which were completed during the summer holidays.

Before the trophy handover, officials from PenBev were shown how the prize money was spent: on repainting a classroom, replacing damaged lights and a complete rewiring of the school’s electrics – particularly vital for the smooth operating of their computer room.

“The prize money was put to good use. We are so pleased that our computer lab is operational again. We have a Mathematics programme installed on our computers which helps reinforce what learners are taught in class and it also gives them valuable computer skills,” says Adriaanse. “The children really enjoyed participating in the recycling competition and it was a highlight for the school to win it.”

Denise Behrens, Corporate Communication Manager for PenBev says, “We are proud of the learners for really involving their families in this initiative which has shown the true value of recycling. Environmental initiatives, especially recycling, are important for us at Peninsula Beverages because many of our packages are recyclable and can be used to create income instead of going to landfill sites.”

CAPTION: Cascade Primary School Principal, Gale Adriaanse received the PenBev Clean Up and Recycle Competition trophy from Denise Behrens, PenBev Corporate Communication Manager. [Photographer: Craig Wilson]

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