WORDSMITHS from Holly Mount Roman Catholic Primary School have been busy penning a chapter of a book.

The book is being written chapter by chapter from schools across the country and is based around the importance of recycling old electrical items.

The year four class joined in with the project, run by Bury based Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment company REPIC.

The campaign, called Responsible Recycling, encouraged schools to write one chapter of the book before passing it on to the next school to write the next chapter.

pupils wrote one of the chapters before it was sent off to schools in Solihull and Bradford to be finished.

The epic recycling adventure will be made into an illustrated story book later this year.

Suzi Holly, class teacher said: "Children have an increasing amount of electrical products at home so it is great to get involved with campaigns such as REPIC’s to raise awareness. The children thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this and we can’t wait to read the finished book."

The imaginative chapter written by the pupils saw REPIC's mascot R3PIC getting a new nickname and becoming part of a whole new world.

As part of the campaign the children were visited by recycling awareness officer for Bury Council, Talat Afzal, who presented them with specially designed stationary.

Dr Philip Morton, chief executive of REPIC said: "The main aim of the campaign is to educate children on recycling issues from a young age. Children are the ambassadors of the future for recycling and are key in spreading the message to parents and carers.

"Our Responsible Recycling campaigns are all about increasing consumer awareness, as we find that people generally want to do the right thing when it comes to recycling. By increasing awareness we have found there's a natural link - if you increase awareness you increase recycling."

Unwanted waste from toasters to kettles to washing machines can be recycled at household waste recycling centre across Greater Manchester.

Or items can be collected by Bury Council's bulky waste collection service.

For further details visit www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com or www.bury.gov.uk/bulkyitems