Last term, Year 5 learnt all about the negative impact that plastic has on our wonderful world. We wrote persuasive letters to the mayor to encourage him to take action and help our school to recycle plastic. On Friday 6th March, we were lucky enough to visit the mayor to deliver our letters in person!
This term in Year 5 we have been looking at our big question- what makes our world wonderful? To help us answer our big question, we have also been thinking about what might not make our world so wonderful and what we can do to make a difference and ensure it is still wonderful for many years to come. Last Friday, Mr. Kearns came to visit Year 5 to talk about the general waste and recycling at Holy Rood. Before Mr. Kearns arrived, we spent some time thinking about what we would like to know to about how waste and recycling is managed at Holy Rood. Mr. Kearns was very informative. He answered questions such as- How many bins of waste are collected each week? Do some days have more waste than others? Is it just our paper and cardboard that gets recycled? What can we do to help improve the recycling at Holy Rood? We then spent the afternoon looking at some of our waste in Science and developing classification keys that could help us to ensure we are separating our recyclables and waste to help with the recycling process. Our mission to help make a difference doesn't stop there. We are currently in the process of writing some persuasive letters to get some more help on our crusade to keep the world wonderful. Watch this space...