Clevedon pupils collect more than 10,000 batteries for recycling

Will with teacher Cheryl Brown.

Will with teacher Cheryl Brown. - Credit: Contributed

Clevedon pupils have collected more than 10,000 batteries in a bid to help save the planet.

Children at Mary Elton Primary School in Holland Road have collected a total of 10,511 batteries as part of the national Duracell Big Battery Hunt.

Will, aged nine, collected 3,500 on his own – one of the highest individual totals in the country – while year four pupil Kimberley received almost 1,000 from neighbours.

The Big Battery Hunt is a national project which aims to encourage young people to change the way they think about recycling batteries.

Duracell says the UK has one of the lowest battery recycling rates in the UK.

Headteacher Dean Hudd said: “We are really proud of all our pupils who participated in this scheme and can’t wait to see how many batteries we can collect before the project ends.”

More than 1,800 schools across the UK are taking part in the hunt, with 69,000 batteries collected so far.