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Recycle for Greater Manchester wins award for Education Resource

Recycle for Greater Manchester wins award for Education Resource

Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) and Bolton Council won the LARAC Award for Best New Idea for the creation of new ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) education resources

The award winning education resource was created with support from Bolton College to help residents whose first language is not English to understand how to recycle at home. The resources which include a session plan, A3 workbooks and a Slim Your Bin’ sorting activity introduces vocabulary and terminology commonly associated with recycling at home and uses images of the bins and household items that can be recycled in each bin. The resources cover the four skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and are designed to be used by ESOL providers in any of the 9 districts across Greater Manchester.

Feedback from Bolton College is very positive; the resources have been extremely useful for ESOL students with differing levels of English. They have been able to put into practise what they have learnt to help them understand how their recycling collections at home work.

Councillor Nick Peel, Executive Cabinet Member for Environment Services at Bolton Council said; “A significant minority of Bolton residents struggle to access recycling services due to language barriers, the ESOL resources are proving to be a valuable resource in providing key information regarding what can be recycled and when to put bins out for collection”.

Jennifer Baker, Communications Manager at R4GM said “Winning the LARAC award for best new idea endorses the work of the education specialists within the Recycle for Greater Manchester communications team. Feedback from the college is very positive and winning the award provides recognition for a project that helps to engage with local ESOL students giving them the confidence to access Council services”.

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