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Compost bin assembly competion at Ashperton School fete

Well, we held our school fete on Saturday 21st June …the sky was very gloomy looking all afternoon and we had the odd spot of rain BUT it did NOT dampen our spirits AT ALL!

I am a Master Composter ( a community compost adviser) with Herefordshire Council/HDRA, as well as a parent of a child at the school, so I was there with my stall promoting the wonders of composting and the compost bin competition tied in really well!

The “Build a Bin”  competition attracted a fair bit of interest and made lots of money to add to our final total of around £2000 – the bin had kindly been donated by The Recycle Works.

The “Build a Bin” times ranged from just over a minute to just under 3 ….(we are all really good at composting here! )

The winner was Tim Finch …with an amazingly quick time of 1 min 16 secs..Tim took his bin home at the end of the day, very happy with it.

Tim Finch - The Winner!

Tim  was very closely followed by Ian Blenkinsop (with help from Ellen) who were only 2 seconds slower…but then, they do get a LOT of compost practice at home!

Ian Blenkinsopp with help from Ellen

The fastest solo child was Ellie Butcher who did it in a time of 1 min 41 seconds…a VERY good time indeed and one which was faster than many adults. She won a prize of a book about composting.

Ellie Butcher

Everybody who entered  the “Build a Bin” competition also got a packet of sunflower seeds and a recycled newsprint pencil.

Other competitors
THANK you again  Sylvia for donating the bin, it was a really fun way of raising money!


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