A Hackbridge primary school has teamed up with a housebuilder near the New Mill Quarter development to promote ways in being sustainable.

Victor Seymour Infants' School, in Denmark Road, has joined David Wilson Homes in a new project aiming to encourage child and young people to recycle.

This has led to a recycled playground bench being developed after collecting “unwanted” hard plastic toys and rigid plastics such as tubs and trays.

Helen Matt, Victor Seymour Infants’ School’s headteacher, said: “It is so important that children are made aware of their responsibility to the environment.

“This has been a fantastic campaign in building that consideration for how they reuse waste.

“It has helped them see the effect their contribution to society makes on a larger scale too.”

David Wilson Kent’s sales and marketing director Natalie Perry believes, while recycling begins at home, it is “important” for people to understand the importance of sustainability in efforts to combat against landfill.

It forms part of an initiative, together with Powerday, to deliver skips to schools across the south east of England and collect as much recyclable plastic as possible.