Battswood Primary learns to recycle

Prudence Mtembu shows the children from Battswood Primary School, in Ottery, how to recycle.

Seven semi-finalists in the Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa competition visited Battswood Primary School in Ottery to educate pupils about recycling on Friday May 18.

Prudence Mtembu, a semi-finalist and teacher at Battswood Primary, invited MPact, a recycling company which is one of the main sponsors of Mrs SA.

Ms Mtembu said the semi-finalists, who are in the top 100, had to collect two tons of waste per person in a project embarked by MPact.

Angela Raynardt of MPact addressed the children in the hall and in a fun way educated and entertained them. They had a quiz to test their knowledge about recycling and they won prizes. Later they were shown where and how
to put waste in the recycling bin.

Ms Mtembu said she started teaching at Battswood Primary three years ago and her heart went out to the children who came from disadvantaged backgrounds. “We are busy raising funds to put in benches for children who are standing and waiting for their lifts after school,” she said.

Ms Mtembu said she entered the Mrs SA competition to empower the “girl child”.