Students’ initiative secures huge haul - wine bottle tops galore for Kidney Kids

Monday 24th October 2011

Students from Fairhall School, Blenheim, have been supporting Kidney Kids NZ for the past three years as part of environmental awareness within their school.

Encouraged by teacher Mrs Pauline Graham, a recycling committee was formed and driven by the student body, then progressed with the idea of "Kids helping Kids".

The students produce an environment article each week for their school newsletter, which informs the school body and wider community of their progress, and a special Kan Tabs pin, which is given to the student who collects the most Kan Tabs each month, is fiercely sought after.

Blenheim Lions exchange the wine tops and cans for cash at Blenheim Metal Recyclers, and the total donation for 202E Zone 3 this quarter, achieved with the support of local wineries, restaurants, bars and hotels, is $1,041.30 for Kidney Kids NZ.

Photo: Fairhall School students with the Saint Clair Wines wagon loaded with boxes of wine tops they managed to secure when the winery was re-branding.
 

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