Alupro announces National Education Winner

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has announced the winner of its national educational programme – Masters of Infinity. Sophie Mae Juguilon (10), from St. Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Ashford, Kent, took home first prize for her outstanding manga comic strip.

Alongside a brand-new iPad, Sophie Mae was presented with a £1,500 voucher for her school. In addition, pupils who made the shortlist have all received a certificate of achievement.

Opened in September 2020, the competition ran alongside Alupro’s highly-successful primary education programme. Encouraging schools nationwide to integrate recycling into the curriculum, the initiative saw teachers provided with an introductory video, interactive lesson about recycling and a series of ‘quests’ for pupils to complete.

The resources were downloaded more than 580 times across the UK and Ireland, with hundreds of entries received for the competition. A second competition is currently underway across schools in Wales, providing students with the opportunity to win a Nintendo Switch Lite and a £250 book voucher for their school.

Tom Giddings, interim general manager at Alupro, commented: “The standard of entries for our Masters of Infinity competition was exceptionally high. While it was difficult to pick out just one winner, Sophie Mae’s entry really stood out to us. Creative and imaginative, the submission included interesting facts and demonstrated detailed knowledge of the aluminium packaging recycling process.

“Educating the next generation about the circular properties of aluminium is really important to the team here at Alupro and we are really pleased with how many schools and students have got involved. This has been our most successful educational campaign to date and we’re delighted with the support.”

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