This year we decided to celebrate St Patrick's Day with 'Going Green Day'. We used this day to learn about the importance of looking after the environment, and in particular, the importance of recycling. We all turned up to school wearing green and looking forward to a visit from the Recycling Bus! Our visitor was called Noel, Noel visits lots of schools throughout the year, and he was here to tell us what we can do to help look after the environment. He told us about the horrible landfill sites, and he even made us take a sniff of how it smells! Noel showed us some things that he had made from recycled materials, he made his own wallet out of Coca Cola cans, an aeroplane out of coat hangers and showed us a diary made from elephant poo! Luckily we didn't make diaries... We got to make pencil cases out of used cereal boxes - a great way to recycle! As you will see, they looked fantastic.
Brady made his pencil case out of a Fruit and Fibre cereal box!
In celebration of Going Green Day we also had to pack a naked lunch! This meant that our break had to be packed in a material that could be recycled, we brought in fruit packed in plastic containers that could be used again, instead of cling film for example, and any yoghurt pots we had we made sure to wash out and keep for future arts and crafts projects. It became clear very quickly to us just how much less rubbish was put in the bin this day, no empty crisps packets, tin foil, cling film or wrappers!