Stockport Council’s community recycling team visited the Junior School last week to talk to our year four pupils about environmental change and the importance of recycling.
After finding out what happens to our rubbish once it’s been collected, the children were shown examples of clothes made from recycled plastic bags and learned all about composting:
We found out how lots of micro bugs are used to start off the process and bigger bugs like worms finish it off. You can put vegetable peelings, old fruit, tea bags, plants and grass cuttings into your compost bin, and the whole process takes about eight to nine months to make finished compost.
At the end of the talk, the team held a recycling quiz with pencils made from old CD cases and pencil cases made from recycled tyres given as prizes.