We made a SPLASH at the Suffolk Show!

We made a SPLASH at the Suffolk Show!

This year's Suffolk show was a great success! Over 2,000 people came to visit us to find out all about waste and recycling in Suffolk and see our creative under the sea/ beach display made out of all things recyclable! 

Once again we worked with our partners focusing entirely on waste- telling you the whole story of what happens to the things you put in your household bins and take to Recycling Centres.  We also had lots of information on ways you can reduce and reuse waste in the first place to benefit the environment and help you save money!

Check out our Suffolk Show gallery! 

Building on the success of last year's Great Suffolk Wellie Hunt we knew we had to work hard to make our stand look eye catching and to draw in the crowd.  We decided on an under the sea/ beach theme to highlight the importance of putting your waste in the right place so it doesn’t end up in the wrong place and become a danger to our environment and wildlife.  

We worked together with Suffolk schools and groups to create The Great Suffolk Shoal Schools transformed old pieces of cardboard into imaginative species of fish.  We enjoyed children coming to visit us and find the fish they had created.  Eighteen schools, 1 library, 1 guides and 1 brownie group took part and created over 900 fish to make the shoal.  Congratulations to Thomas Gainsborough school for winning the £50 gardening voucher for taking part.

Inside the marquee, there were lots more fish, a giant octopus made from all the things you can put in your recycling bin, umbrella jellyfish (rescued from recycling centre’s) and milk bottle seagulls! Hundreds of children took part in our Rubbish Treasure Hunt and Mia was our lucky winner of the bike!  To take part the children had to work their way around our marquee answering questions about rubbish and recycling- so hopefully we now have lots of mini experts in Suffolk! Other activities included rowing, spotting the recycling, making plastic bottle jellyfish and colouring in our Suffolk Recycling flags.  

A big thank you to all the schools and groups who took part in The Great Suffolk Shoal:

Cedars Park Primary School, Priory School, Somersham Primary School, Bawdsey Primary School, Tudor Primary School, First Base, Bury St Edmunds, Gainsborough Library, Ipswich Brownies & Guides, Stone Lodge Academy, Whitehouse Primary School, Stone Lodge Academy, Thomas Gainsborough,Tattingstone Primary School, Ormiston Denes Academy, St Helens Primary school, Debenham High School, Howard Primary school, Broke Hall Primary School, Thomas Wolsey, Bildeston Primary School and Hintlesham and Chattisham Primary School.

June 6th, 2017