Our Rubbish Competitions!
At Barrow Hill, we conducted a whole-school rubbish and recycling competition to see which class could have a reasonable amount of recycling and the least amount of rubbish per week. We ran this competition for a whole month. We began by introducing the concept during an assembly time and we created a special PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate and talk about Sustainability and Climate Change. Randomly throughout the weeks, we weighed every class's rubbish using a special force meter. We kept a tally and averaged the final results over the month. Some classes managed to reduce their rubbish by kilograms! The final winning class had an average of just 100grams of trash a day!
We also stressed that recycling paper is a great way to help the environment, but reducing the amount of paper we use in the first place is better. Every class was able to reduce the amount of paper they used. Every class signed a contract stating that they will reduce the energy they use in the classroom by making sure everything is turned off before they leave the classroom at the end of the day. You can see this contract in our activities section!
This is us taking a whole-school assembly.
Design and Technology Competition
These are some of the projects students in Year 6 did as a Design and Technology project. They all used old/used materials (such as tissue boxes, tissue rolls, soda cans etc). This helps our planet by recycling old materials and showing what kids can with some used stuff. If everyone did this we could save the amount of fossil fuels we burn, help the planet by reducing waste and using less energy to make new things. We had loads of fun coming up with new ideas!
These are the winners of our Design and Technology competition.
Image by Ali Yr 6