Search

Newham students work with McDonalds to create DVD to highlight green issues

11:02 25 June 2014

Newham College students have been working with teams of McDonalds staff to create an educational DVD for use by teachers to illustrate green issues.

The DVD will include a drama and dance recital by students which tells the story of how McDonalds’ has helped to tackle litter over the past 40 years, as well as a number of film clips created by NEET students from the social enterprise project, Mobile Media Interactive, around the theme of recycling and litter.

The DVD will also include a video guide explaining how secondary school teachers can use the resource as an educational tool in the classroom, as well as some guidance for schools to use when putting on their own ‘green agenda’ performance. There will be two live performances of the recital itself, which will take place at Stratford Circus Theatre on the 10th of July at 2.30pm and 7pm.

Zulfikar Somji, a McDonald’s franchisee, said: “At McDonald’s we are committed to taking action on litter that damages our environment and are always looking for new ways to generate awareness around green issues. We are thrilled to be working alongside Newham College on this educational DVD and hope that teachers across the capital find it helpful when educating their students around important environmental issues.”

Caroline Hansford, Head of Performing Arts at Newham College, said: “We are pleased to be producing this piece of theatre with McDonalds to act as a legacy message to future local young residents. Not only have the learners had a great time working as a team to create the performance, their newly developed knowledge has led many of them to change their own recycling habits.”

In addition to holding larger litter events throughout the year, staff at the McDonald’s restaurant patrol the streets at least three times a day to collect all litter that has been discarded, regardless of its origin. McDonald’s is also the primary sponsor of Capital Clean-up, the Mayor of London’s scheme to help and encourage Londoners to work together to spruce up their city.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

08:00
Hoskins Close residents won a victory on mould in their homes

Tenants and residents celebrated a victory against mould by baking “mouldy” gingerbread house biscuits for the council.

Yesterday, 15:45
Representatives from What You Do Matters with the shoeboxes

Supporters of What You Do Matters have helped the organisation smash their Toy Appeal target by collecting 339 shoeboxes full of gifts.

Yesterday, 11:40
Young patients at the Royal London Hospital receive their gifts. From left:  Rhyanne Gasper, 14, from Newham, Naeem Agbongbon, 8, from Ockenden, Essex, Eron Ufuah, 9, from Canning Town, and Harshika Partheepan, 4 months, from Newbury Park, with volunteers from the Kindness Offensive Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Children being treated in hospital over Christmas received hundreds of gifts in a surprise visit by well-wishers.

Royal London Hospital
Yesterday, 11:19
The cellar in Betty's old house where she cowered as a child

From the baby-sized gas mask to the make-shift beds, Betty Sexton has had a poignant year saying goodbye to her old belongings.

London

Most read news

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition