Grade 3 have been learning about Land, Sea and Sky, their IPC Unit with a focus on our environment and the plastic in our oceans. From the children’s interests and concern for their future planet, they suggested the main focus should be on recycling as they felt this was an area they could make the biggest contribution towards.
In collaboration with G6 and Mr Rence, we have met and signed an agreement with a company called AO bag, who will collect recycling from our school monthly. This is an extremely exciting project which we are undertaking.
The G3 students were curious as to what rubbish was thrown away daily in our school, so we undertook a rubbish sort to gain knowledge and understanding about what our school’s rubbish habits are. We collected 15 bags of rubbish, with help from Miss Julia and our amazing ayi’s from one day around our school and realised that 14 of them could have been recycled if the items were ‘clean, dry and odourless’. Our next challenge is to convince the rest of the school to get on board with this environmental challenge and help to shape our students environmental interests.