A LEADING sustainable packaging manufacturer has teamed up with a Winsford school to promote environmental conservation and awareness.

Coveris sent its 15-person 'Green Team' to Wharton CE Primary School as part of it 'No Waste Week' and helped children transform an abandoned area in the school grounds into a reflection garden.

The idea being that the garden can be used as a natural space where the kids can learn and nurture as part of the school curriculum, whilst also encouraging respect for the environment and understanding the impact of litter.

Northwich Guardian: Befoe the transformation

Before the transformation

Coveris is a leading European packaging company responsible for the manufacture of plastic and paper based flexible packaging solutions for some of the world's most respected brands and has an extrusion plant in Winsford.

The new garden at the school features three newly planted trees, numerous plants and a seating area for the children.

Northwich Guardian: Keziah Dawkins (Aged 4) helps with the transformation

Keziah Dawkins (Aged 4) helps with the transformation

Headteacher Natalie Tomlinson said: "It has been a real pleasure to have members of the Coveris team come to work in school and totally transform our garden area.

"It is very much appreciated.

"We now have a vibrant space that the children can be responsible for.

"It will enhance their learning in the curriculum as it grows and develops with them, and as the garden flourishes over the coming seasons I have no doubt the children will too.

"It also offers a space for calm reflection and prayer for staff and children, and the peace and tranquillity of the space will be used in remembrance of our colleague Emma Ashton who sadly passed away last year.

"When circumstances allow we look forward to formally opening the garden in her memory."

Northwich Guardian: The reflection garden now

The reflection garden now

Technical Director of Coveris Mike Richardson said: "Through this project and our ongoing work, we want to promote a very different message educating our communities about what they can do with regards to waste prevention and how plastic is often the most sustainable packaging option with the lowest carbon footprint.

"Thanks to our reduce, reuse and recycle strategy, our Winsford site is on track to become fully waste neutral by 2022 which we’re incredibly proud of and want to promote our positive impact through good local engagement - and have a bit of fun at the same time."