PUPILS at a primary school learnt about saving the planet from a story created by a recycling firm’s finance boss.

Youngsters from West Kidlington Primary School were treated to a special reading of the story of Captain Envirotron and the Battle to Save Planet Earth by its author Tara Sheehan, finance director of Yarnton-based company The Sheehan Group.

Ms Sheehan wrote the children’s book to help educate youngsters at the Oxford Road school on the value of recycling and The Sheehan Group, which has a recycling plant at Stanton Harcourt, has donated copies to several school libraries across Oxfordshire.

In the eye-catching story Captain Envirotron teaches his friends the importance of recycling waste to save the earth’s resources for the children of tomorrow.

As part of the school visit children also took part in a recycling drawing workshop and one lucky pupil will see their sketch put on the Sheehan Group’s fleet of vehicles to further promote green living.

Runners-up will also receive book vouchers and each pupil who took part was also presented with a copy of the book.

Ms Sheehan said: “Recycling and sustainable construction is at the heart of the Sheehan Group’s ethos. It’s important now and for future generations and it’s been great fun sharing our passion and knowledge with local school children. Hopefully the book will help spark an interest in recycling among children and their parents in the county.”

West Kidlington assistant principal Joanne Simpson said: “We are so thankful to The Sheehan Group for delivering such an engaging story on recycling to our pupils.

“The school strives to provide a nurturing learning environment and having such rewarding visits from the local community is invaluable. The school shares the Sheehan Group’s passion for recycling and it is fantastic to see our pupils really embracing it.”

The visit formed part of a community partnership between the 400-pupil school, The Sheehan Group and Oxford City Stars ice hockey club.

The Sheehan Group employs more than 70 staff. At its plant near Oxford, demolition waste destined for landfill is turned into aggregate which can be used in building projects. In five years 500,000 tonnes of waste from landfill sites has been recycled.