Collyer’s has had a strong link with Biffa for many years, taking Environmental Science students to visit the Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT) works where Sussex’s domestic waste is processed. Biffa’s aim is to reuse waste material and minimise landfill. Collyer’s and Biffa share an aim of increasing local biodiversity, and Biffa’s Dianne Dodsworth visited Collyer’s to donate packs of wildflower seeds to encourage bees to help increase biodiversity of the site.
Dianne shared her expertise and knowledge and enthusiasm for the MBT facility and encouraged all students to visit. Biology and Environmental Science teacher Murray Tarvis has ensured there are already areas of wildflower meadows on the site, so it is great that we are working collaboratively with other local stakeholders to try to improve the environment.
Collyer’s is hoping to extend its wildflower area and also use the area to improve well-being by placing benches to allow staff and students to enjoy the wildflower meadow.