Young citizens learn to take care of worldPosted: 16th July 2020
Young citizens are learning how to take care of the world around them.
Forest Hall School has devoted a week to raising awareness around waste management, climate change and recycling.
Eco Week saw students challenged each day, with activities including –
- looking at everyday plastic and managing waste in the home. Students were urged to keep a pile of every piece of plastic used over the course of the week to raise awareness of their usage. They were tasked with analysing the collection and looking at ways to reduce the amount used.
- art and photography competition focusing on consumerism and clothing wastage. Students challenged to produce a sculpture out of newspaper and to look at how to recycle unwanted clothes.
- cooking challenge, looking at food and plastic waste.
- litter critter to decrease carbon footprints. Students created the outline of an animal using recycled goods and waste.
- Earth Hour, where students were encouraged to spend 60-minutes without using electricity, spending their time instead reading, going for a walk, doing yoga or talking.
The school works with waste disposal company WastePack to get advice and support to become a more eco friendly environment.
During the partnership, the company has supplied all students with reusable water bottles to cut down on the use of plastic, attended careers days and helped to dispose of waste.
Sarah Power, enrichment lead, said: “It was important for us to make sure our students continued to learn about these topics. We want them to be aware of them and so put together a week of activities.
“We hope this week will raise awareness of these issues with our students, so that they think about their choices and the affects they have on the environment.”