Over 8,000 directories collected by primary schools in exchange for tablets

Over 8,000 directories collected by primary schools in exchange for tablets

JT’s Books for Tablets campaign has ended for the year, with primary school pupils making a huge effort collecting over 8,000 telephone directories to be recycled and receiving over 50 tablets in return.

A total of 25 local Primary schools took part in this year’s campaign, which aims to reduce waste and teach children about the importance of recycling. For every 150 directories a school collects, JT donated a tablet – which are pupil-friendly, touch-screen devices that provide internet access and education apps in a safe and secure environment.

St Peter’s Primary School were top of the leader board, collecting 1,425 directories and receiving nine new tablets from JT. St Lawrence Primary School were second, collecting 680 books in exchange for four tablets. St Christopher’s Preparatory School were third, collecting 608 directories and also receiving four tablets in return.

St Peter’s Primary School Head Teacher Sam Dixon said: “We are delighted to receive our tablets from JT. These will greatly enhance the learning opportunities for our children. Thanks to our School Eco team, all our parents, pupils and the wider community for their fantastic recycling efforts.”

Tamara O’Brien, JT’s Head of Marketing, Brand and Distribution, said: “JT is an Eco-Active Business and we take our responsibility to the environment seriously. As well as the Books for Tablets campaign, we also encourage households to recycle their directories at drop-off points around the Island. Our customers tell us that the directory is still an invaluable resource and I’m pleased that it is also a useful tool to teach the next generation about sustainability.”

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Photograph: Tablets being donated to St Peter’s primary school during assembly.