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  • School children treated to waste water demo

    GENeco employees have wowed local school children with an interactive display of sewage treatment and food recycling.  

    School children treated to waste water demo

    Representatives from the company were invited to visit Wheatfield Primary School to mark a new charitable partnership between the school, GENeco and the West of England MS Therapy Centre.

    School children treated to waste water demo - Julian

    During morning assembly, Julian Okoye, GENeco Business Development Manager, introduced the children to the core aspects of sewage treatment using a hand-built demonstration kit and a suite of specially prepared and realistic looking waste samples designed to illustrate what goes down the sewer.

    Further excitement was provided by a small-scale model of an anaerobic digester, complete with self-inflating balloons.

    School children treated to waste water demo - model anaerobic digester

    Pupils were also able to get up-close and personal with the famous 'Bio-Bug', the world's first poo-powered VW Beetle.  

    Lois Haydon Deputy Head teacher at Wheatfield Primary School said, "It was a great experience for the children, the assembly was fun and engaging. They liked the gruesome demonstration and picked up on how energy can come from waste. The children loved seeing the car and thought it was amazing.  They showed genuine interest in understanding how it worked and how it is run on this type of fuel." 

    Chris Noakes, Biosolids Recycling Graduate and Mark Esposito, Waste Recycling Co-ordinator were part of the GENeco team that presented to the school. 

    Chris said: "It was great to see the children so enthusiastic about the work that goes on at GENeco. We are grateful to the school for having us, and we're looking forward to developing our relationship with the school and the MS Therapy centre in the future."

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