Saturday, October 19, 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

The Preps had a fabulous excursion to The Gould League in Moorabbin (thanks Mrs Coffa!) to learn about how we can reduce the amount of rubbish going into landfill by reusing and recycling. 

The Gould League was an amazing place - it even had its very own shrinking machine allowing the Preps to explore the inside of a compost bin. So many hands on activities - the Preps were totally engaged all day. 

A big thank you to Mrs. Reszka, Mrs. David, Sonya, Suzi and Emma for helping to make this day fantastic and for taking such great photos to share. 

Also thank you to Kirsten from the Gould League who ran the day and was amazing! 

We learnt:

- if you drop rubbish on the road it will go down the holes on the side of the road and into the ocean. Gracie

- if you put your recycling in a bag they (the Recycling team) can't open the bag. Alexa

- you need to put the rubbish in the right bin. Joshua

- if you put the wrong rubbish in the wrong bin they can't recycle anything. Chantelle 

- that rubbish need to go in the right bin because it will hurt the environment. Stephanie

- that butchie boys come in all different sizes. Niamh

- that worms can be so helpful because they help the environment. Campbell

- that bottles go in the blue bin and plastic bags go in the red bin. James

- that you can't put oranges and lemons in the worm farm. Eva

- that you can put newspaper into the worm farm. Caitlin

The Gould League on PhotoPeach

- that orange peels don't go in the worm farm. Hamish

- that oranges go in the rubbish bin. Patrick

- that you have to put the right rubbish in the right bin. Elva

- that you put the right rubbish in the right bin. Sophie

- when you put rubbish in a bag and tie it up the truck comes and takes it to the MRF and the people at the MRF are not allowed to open it. Simon

- about the sad compost bin. Declan

- we can't recycle diapers. Joel

- if you put the wrong rubbish into the wrong bin it can't be recycled. Riley

- if you put your rubbish in a plastic bag they can't open the bag. Rosie

- if you put oranges in the worm farm the worms will die. Frances

The Gould League on PhotoPeach

Our mission is to share all that we have learnt with our school and wider community. We are all responsible for looking after our environment.

What can you do to reduce the amount of rubbish going into landfill?


  1. Dear Prep K. They are great photos and we had a fantastic time on the excursion. We were shrunk in the shrinking machine and we learned how we should care for our environment.
    From Dec.

  2. Wow Preps.. It looks like you had so much fun on your excursion! I'm sure you will all be experts at what can be recycled and how we can reduce our rubbish that goes to landfill.

  3. Hi Preps and Mrs Kennedy Here in Thailand they don't recycle anything and put everything in the one bin. I learnt alot about recycling on our excursion
    from Olivia


We love comments!