This week Olive Class went on a trip to Wandsworth Recycling Centre.
In Science Olive Class are learning about materials and their properties. To discover more about this topic we went on a trip to Wandsworth Recycling Centre.
First we were taken on a tour of the recycling centre. We saw lorries arriving with rubbish and saw where they leave the rubbish. Then we had a brief history of waste.
Our guide John taught all about the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle. We learnt which materials can be recycled. What types of materials can be reused and what things have to be thrown away.
After lunch we visited the wormery. John taught showed us the worms that eat food waste and turn it into compost. The compost is then used to grow plants and vegetables.
Our final activity was a Michael Recycle the Superhero workshop. We listened to a story about Michael Recycle and then we created our own recycling superheroes using a range of recycled materials.