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The students started by watching a video about the impact plastic is having on our environment, animals and people so we understood why reducing our waste was important. We knew this information was important to share with as many people as possible but how could we do this? And how could WE make a difference?

We decided to explore how WE could make the waste useful again and designed an exhibition sharing our knowledge and the message: ‘Help our world healthy’. We spent the next three days converting CD’s into coasters and hanging decorations, learning how to make recycled paper, weaving place mats from carrier bags, creating plastic bag collages, designing new toys or storage holders from plastic bottles and even built a chair from newspaper (which even the teachers could sit on!). We also worked in groups to create a huge poster that shared what we had learnt.

We opened the doors of the exhibition on Wednesday evening and expertly showed our parents around, explaining all we had done and what we intend to

 do next. We hope you can take some ideas from us too and help reduce the waste in your bins!

Once the exhibition closed we excitedly had dinner and prepared ourselves for the sleepover in Garden Campus. After a good run around in the garden and a film to help relax us, we soon tucked ourselves into bed next to our friends and drifted off to sleep. 

KS1 Project week is always a looked forward to event- 3 days of fun learning culminating in the sleepover at school!

Our project this year focused on the topic of recycling; particularly, how we could reuse what would usually end up in our bins.

We started by watching a video about the impact plastic is having on our environment, animals and people so we understood why reducing our waste was i

mportant. We knew this information was important to share with as many people as possible but how could we do this? And how could WE make a difference?

We decided to explore how WE could make the waste useful again and designed an exhibition sharing our knowledge and the message: ‘Help our world healthy’. We spent the next three days converting CD’s into coasters and hanging decorations, learning how to make recycled paper, weaving place mats from carrier bags, creating plastic bag collages, designing new toys or storage holders from plastic bottles and even built a chair from newspaper (which even the teachers could sit on!). We also worked in groups to create a huge poster that shared what we had learnt.

We opened the doors of the exhibition on Wednesday evening and expertly showed our parents around, explaining all we had done and what we intend to do next. We hope you can take some ideas from us too and help reduce the waste in your bins!

Once the exhibition closed we excitedly had dinner and prepared ourselves for the sleepover in Garden Campus. After a good run around in the garden and a film to help relax us, we soon tucked ourselves into bed next to our friends and drifted off to sleep. 

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