Gearies Primary School pupils bike-blend wasted fruit into smoothies

PUBLISHED: 17:14 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:14 10 February 2015

Jada Charles and her classmates making smoothies with bikes

Jada Charles and her classmates making smoothies with bikes


School pupils made pedal-powered smoothies to reduce food wastage and help secure tickets to a one-of-a-kind concert.

Jada Charles and her classmates making smoothies with bikesJada Charles and her classmates making smoothies with bikes

Children at Gearies Primary School in Waremead Road, Gants Hill, got thinking about ways to bag tickets to the exclusive We Day event – which can only be won by doing something positive in the wider community.

Last year’s We Day at Wembley Area saw Jennifer Hudson, Ellie Goulding and Dizzee Rascal perform.

The smoothie idea came after pupils noticed the amount of wasted fruit and milk at the school.

Deputy headteacher Dan Lea said: “We Day is an event they are extremely excited about, it’s an opportunity to celebrate what we have achieved, an opportunity for them to celebrate the fact that we have created a cultural trust group that is actually making changes to the way in which our school and community think about and act on social issues that our children refuse to accept as unsolvable.”

The pupils have also been planting vegetables around the school and helping people with disabilities on museum trips.

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