Green Up Your Act Workshops

The day began with an assembly learning about an Earthship building which has a range of renewal technologies and is built from recycled materials. The children were amazed to find out that the building had been made from old car tyres and filled with chalk. They learnt how glass bottles could be used to create windows and a light tunnel with mirrors could be used to save electricity.

                                           

After the assembly, children from Key Stage 2 took part in ‘Up-cycling’ workshops. They had an opportunity to examine a range of up-cycled objects including a necklace made from drinks cans, a handbag from magazines and plastic made from drinks bottle tops. The children were fascinated to find out how we could reuse and up-cycle materials to create interesting and exciting new objects. Each child then made their own up-cycled notebook using recycled paper, cardboard and old maps.