Waste Workshop With The Rediscovery Centre
by G Finan
We’re trying to get a Green Flag at St. Audoens this year. This will show how environmentally friendly our school is. What this means is that we will produce less waste by reducing what we use in the school, recycling what we have used and reusing as much of the materials in the school as we can. We will aim to use less energy and become much more aware of our impact on the Earth.
To help us learn more about the importance of recycling we had a visit from some of the education team from The Rediscovery Centre. The children loved working with Sarah, Tadhg and Ixabel throughout the entire lesson.
They taught us about the materials that we could recycle and the correct way to recycle them.
They showed the amount of rubbish that each of us throw out every year.
They also showed us how long it takes for different types of rubbish to dissolve away. For example an apple completely dissolves in 2 months, while chewing gum stays on the earth forever!
The children were amazed to see some of the items that were made from recycled materials. These ranged from lunch boxes, to raincoats and even toys.
The children then made an artwork to describe what they had learned, from recycled materials.
All the children really enjoyed this creative process and each of the final pieces were amazing.
Here are some of the creations from Daire, Jamie, Piotr and Ikran.
We would like to thank the people from The Rediscovery Centre for a really enjoyable day. The children had a great time and learned so much about waste management.
March 23, 2018
March 13, 2018
February 9, 2018