A worthwhile recycling education scheme revolving round tyres for schools which looks set to 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.
It was launched at Battle Hill Primary School in North Tyneside, before being rolled out nationally early next year.
David, who developed the idea with North Shields education specialists, Learning Days, said: “The initial response from those in the tyre industry and businesses across the UK has exceeded our expectations, so it’s a real thrill for me to be launching the scheme right on our doorstep.”
TEFORS is targeted at 10 and 11 year olds and aims to make them more aware of science, safety and recycling issues relating to tyres through a series of pre-prepared teaching materials and lesson plans which teach pupils subjects covered by the national curriculum including English, maths, science and citizenship and has been tested extensively with the target audience.
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