Last year, one of the classes at Kiloh's school were looking at environmental issues and became interested in what happens to batteries when we throw them away. They were horrified when they found out what happens after you throw a battery in the bin. I went in to class with another grownup to talk about it with them. The kids set up a box at school where everyone could bring their batteries and another grownup has been driving to Barnet where they have a proper battery disposal scheme to get rid of them. The kids also wrote letters to various people including the council about it. Last week, they were awarded a Better Haringey award for 'Best environmental innovation'. The next step is to write to the council again and point out that it would be odd if they didn't introduce a scheme to dispose of batteries properly after they've given this award for this reason.