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Waste messages get Hertfordshire schools acting up

PUBLISHED: 19:18 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:50 20 February 2013

A food rap, a take off of Ready Steady Cook, a food version of Family Fortunes, a Dr Who episode and The Simpsons are among the highlights of a play designed to help school pupils in Hertfordshire think about how much food we waste.

A FOOD rap, a take off of Ready Steady Cook, a food version of Family Fortunes, a Dr Who episode taking the characters forward and back in time to investigate food waste issues, and an appearance by The Simpsons are among the highlights of a play designed to help school pupils in Hertfordshire think about how much food we waste.


WasteAware, part of the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership, is getting important waste reduction messages out to students, in years seven and eight, by putting together the special theatrical performance which will tour around 30 Hertfordshire schools.


The tour runs from March 1 to 19. Derrick Ashley, Executive Member for Waste and Chairman of the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership, says, This bespoke production has been designed to raise awareness of the issues around food waste, with a particular focus on how to reduce the amount we produce.


Our messages about recycling are clearly getting through, but recycling is only one way of tackling waste. Reducing the amount of food waste we generate not only helps the environment, but saves money as well. We hope the students will enjoy the performance and take home some useful messages to their families about minimising waste.


After they have seen the play, students will take part in an interactive workshop where they will be encouraged to compile a recipe book for entry into this year's WasteAware competition for schools. For more information visit www.wasteaware.org.uk


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