British Glass find their Glass Guardians

26 July 2018

British Glass, the representative body for the UK glass industry, challenged pupils to become Glass Guardians and come up with a creative way to encourage their communities to recycle more glass.

The campaign, that used our free educational resources, taught pupils the value of glass as a sustainable material, while encouraging them to see the importance of recycling glass for maintaining the world they live in.

Pupils across the country rose to the challenge and we are pleased to announce the winners of the Glass Guardians competition:

1st Place – Amazon Fire Tablet and £500 of equipment vouchers for the school
Mayana Brown (College Town Junior School)

Using all she had learnt from the Glass Guardians lesson Mayana created a song with her dad to teach people about the importance of recycling glass. The catchy tune was so popular, that soon the whole school was singing it! Check out her entry below and you’ll be singing along in no time!

Mayana not only went to a great effort for her competition entry but she also went further to involve all of her classmates showing her to be a real Glass Guardian.”

-Victoria Adams, Senior Communications Officer at British Glass


Four Pupils from Calstock Community Primary School, Goldington Academy and St Oswald’s RC Primary School have also won Amazon Fire Tablets

10x Runners Up- £10 Waterstones voucher

Plus, badges for everyone!

“The educational programme is a fun and engaging way for us to teach the next generation about the importance of recycling glass and the impact this has on the world we live in, when at present around one third of the bottles and jars we use never get the chance to be made into new glass.”

-Victoria Adams, Senior Communications Officer at British Glass

“The resources you provided were excellent and we made full use of them – the video introduced the topic and then through the other activities, the children were able to understand the impact of recycling.  The whole topic fitted in well with our school’s RE curriculum – the last topic is stewardship where we explore the fact that we are responsible for looking after the Earth so it was helpful to have so much information.”

– Kathryn Graham, Year 5 teacher at St Oswald’s RC Primary.

Congratulations to all our winners!

If you’d like to know more about how we can support you to engage young people in your organisation to make a positive social and environmental impact then please contact Sam Noakes on 020 3194 4228, or email 

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