Pride in Elland: school kids set to be safer on the streets

Safety aid: Brian Sharp, of Sonoco, gives reflectors to children at Old Earth Primary School ' from left, Bethany Nelson, Nathan Power, Joe Wyatt and Chloe Bament
Safety aid: Brian Sharp, of Sonoco, gives reflectors to children at Old Earth Primary School ' from left, Bethany Nelson, Nathan Power, Joe Wyatt and Chloe Bament

Pupils at an Elland school will be safer on the streets after a donation from a recycling firm.

Youngsters at Old Earth Primary were given reflectors to wear by recycling firm Sonoco.

The firm, which works closely with the school to help recycle paper and cardboard, is donating to several other schools in Calderdale.

Brian Sharp, business development manager at Sonoco, said: “Old Earth’s eco warriors made the decision to be one of the first schools to use our wheeled bin scheme and, with the dark nights approaching, we thought it was only right we support them by handing out the free reflectors.

“We want to give them to the schools in Elland who could be affected by our vehicle movements as well as those who are part of our wheeled bin recycling scheme,” he said.

Year 5 teacher Michael Anderson, who heads up the school’s eco-warriors, said: “It’s a great gesture from Sonoco and the children will be very pleased with the reflectors.”