26 September 2018

Thirst class! Coleshill’s water bottle design aims to end plastic waste

Photo caption: Water great start to term:Year 7 students from Coleshill School met with Sean Matty and Martin Blaydon from Suez -to receive a cheque for £400 

Environmentally savvy year 7 students have developed a reusable water bottle, designed to replace “wasteful” single use bottles around the Coleshill School, part of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP). The young entrepreneurs are bringing their innovative recycling plans to life after securing £400 in funding from Suez, global experts in the water and waste sectors.

Now, the school is seeking further sponsorship to extend the project to the rest of the North Warwickshire school.

The new bottle was designed by members of the student STEM club (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), working alongside the school’s student council, who were set the task of: ‘Reducing Plastic Use at The Coleshill School’. They looked at the recycle triangle to reduce, reuse, recycle and how as a school they could improve plastic use and reuse.

Students researched and developed a reusable water bottle with the school logo to replace the numerous wasteful single use bottles around school.  The students contacted Suez with their idea, who kindly agreed to sponsor the project for year 7.

Mr Smith-Childs, headteacher, said:

Our students are really keen to promote recycling and came up with the brilliant idea of reusable water bottles.  We would like to thank Suez for their kind donation which will allow us to purchase water bottles for year 7 students.  We hope to gain more sponsorship so that we can roll the project out to other year groups.”