St Andrew’s Primary School pupils reuse and recycle waste resources

March 18th, 2013 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

St Andrew's Primary School Recycling Superhereo's (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

St Andrew’s Primary School Recycling Superhereo’s (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

St Andrew’s School pupils have been transforming into superheroes to come up with a host of waste-busting ideas.

The children, who have been learning about how the island deals with waste, were given a challenge to come up with ideas that a superhero could use to reduce rubbish and promote recycling and reuse.

They will be donning their capes and home-made outfits today to present their creations to Public Services’ Recycling Officer Tina Norman-Ross. These include leaflets, gadgets and posters.

Tina Norman-Ross, PSD’s Recycling Officer, said “the children have put a lot of time and effort into the challenges, and it is a great example to us all of the importance of how we deal with our waste.”

The project started in February 2013 when the children found their classroom covered in various old discarded items, and had to sort out the recyclables materials before taking them to a nearby bring bank site.

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Jenny, a St. Andrew’s Primary School pupil, made this Jack in the Box to learn about reusing materials. An air-filled syringe pops Jack up and closing a circuit with paper clips lights up his nose (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

They were then taken on tours of various waste sites around the island, to learn about how the everyday operations dealing with all the things islanders throw away.

St Andrew’s teacher, Abigail Kimber, said “the children have been working on producing these exciting outfits and interesting projects for weeks. They’ve learnt through creating visual materials and actively getting involved in the recycling process, that it doesn’t have to be a chore.”

Minister Paul Luxon said “raising awareness and education for all ages is a key part of the new waste strategy, as we need Islanders to understand the issues and how we are trying to tackle these.”

“This is an important part of the children’s own learning and discovery, but we also they will also take the important message home to their families,” he said.

 

 

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