Rolling out a scheme for North pupils
A RECYCLING education scheme for schools, launched on Tyneside, could be rolled out nationwide.
David Bavaird, director of North Shields-based Scrap Tyre Exchange, has created a programme called TEFORS (Tyre Education for Schools).
It is aimed at educating primary school pupils using tyres as a product which teaches children how a tyre works, the importance of tyre safety and the benefits of tyre recycling.
The TEFORS package hopes to allow businesses to develop links with schools by sponsoring the programme which is supplied free to the sponsor’s local school.
The TEFORS programme was launched at Battle Hill Primary School in North Tyneside, whose programme has been sponsored by neighbouring North Eastern Tyre and Autocare’s (NETA) Silverlink outlet.
Gavin Marshall, managing director of NETA, said they were delighted to be the first to commit to the programme.
He said: “North Eastern Tyres has outlets across the North East and we were thrilled to be invited to be the first to take up the opportunity of being the first sponsor of what looks like becoming a hugely successful scheme.
“TEFORS will bring to life subjects such as science, safety and green issues in the classroom and will allow us to play a much closer role within the community where our retail outlet sits. We are thrilled to be launching this with Battle Hill Primary School.”