Students play 'beat the binmen' game

The Bolton News: Front, from left, Clare Fallon, Dean Chester, Niall Harmer, Christopher Williams, Craig Goldfinch and Amy Redfern. Back, from left, Cllr Martin Donaghy, Kyriakos Lakovou, Matty Hancock, Liam Pepper, Anthony Rollinson, Craig Renshaw, Catheryn Curran, Mark Front, from left, Clare Fallon, Dean Chester, Niall Harmer, Christopher Williams, Craig Goldfinch and Amy Redfern. Back, from left, Cllr Martin Donaghy, Kyriakos Lakovou, Matty Hancock, Liam Pepper, Anthony Rollinson, Craig Renshaw, Catheryn Curran, Mark

A NEW game in which players are challenged to ‘Beat the Binmen’ has been developed by students at Bolton University.

The game was produced by sports students as part of a competition to encourage fellow students to recycle.

The competition was run by Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) to help improve recycling levels.

As a way of tackling low recycling levels among young people, GMWDA teamed up with the university to get students to design a recycling game.

The students were given seven weeks to design an original game which could be used across Greater Manchester.

In total there were six teams who each had to present their ideas to three judges.

Each team had 10 minutes to present their game and were given five minutes for questioning.

The teams were judged on the originality of their idea, promotion of recycling, whether it was age appropriate, ease of transportation and whether it could be made.

Judge Cllr Martin Donaghy from Bolton Council said: “The competition between students was great to see and the different ideas which each team came up with really showed how much work they had put into the project.

“Each team did such a great job at integrating learning with an interactive game.”

Anthony Rollinson and Dean Chester won £100 each.

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12:42pm Fri 6 Dec 13

boltonnut says...

Maybe Bolton council should go back to school.
Maybe Bolton council should go back to school. boltonnut

1:10pm Fri 6 Dec 13

NOTnewsworthy says...

given the effort they put in I wonder if the game will be in the shops in time for Xmas...
given the effort they put in I wonder if the game will be in the shops in time for Xmas... NOTnewsworthy

2:44pm Fri 6 Dec 13

boltonchap says...

I'd be a bit peed off if one of my children were at university doing this kind of frivolous activity and paying £9,000 a year to boot.
Are any of the universities in the Russell group doing this kind of stuff: doubtful.
I'd be a bit peed off if one of my children were at university doing this kind of frivolous activity and paying £9,000 a year to boot. Are any of the universities in the Russell group doing this kind of stuff: doubtful. boltonchap

4:18pm Sun 8 Dec 13

BornWanderer says...

Frivolous? On the contrary, I believe competitions like this are a great idea.

Giving students time to come up with creative ideas that they must present under the scrutiny of an external organisation is an experience money can't buy. Plus if those ideas are then implemented by the company it gives the students plenty of ammunition to put on a CV to any prospective employers.

Not only that, events like this heighten student engagement no end, if anything I would want to see the University implement more events like this, using their bright talents to benefit themselves and the wider community.
Frivolous? On the contrary, I believe competitions like this are a great idea. Giving students time to come up with creative ideas that they must present under the scrutiny of an external organisation is an experience money can't buy. Plus if those ideas are then implemented by the company it gives the students plenty of ammunition to put on a CV to any prospective employers. Not only that, events like this heighten student engagement no end, if anything I would want to see the University implement more events like this, using their bright talents to benefit themselves and the wider community. BornWanderer

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