On Wednesday the 4th of November, the Pre Primary classes hopped on a bus and travelled to REmida Re-Use Centre in North Perth.
REmida collects clean unused industry off cuts, discards and old stock in a myriad of shapes and sizes.
These items are used in children’s workshops and supplied to schools and daycare centres for educational activities, festivals, hobbyists and artists.
At REmida we had the wonderful opportunity to make a ‘Junk Bug’ out of recycled materials.
First we were inspired by real artists who talked to us about the great work REmida does collecting and recycling materials so that they don’t end up as landfill.
We were then set the challenge to create our ‘Junk Bug’ from recycled materials. We got to explore both of the supply rooms that were filled with hundreds of different materials.
We selected materials we wanted to use, found a work space and set to work.
After an hour or so, our ‘Junk Bugs’ were finished! Each bug was so well put together. We discovered different ways to make holes and join materials without using glue or sticky-tape.
After a great morning, we said ‘good-bye’ to REmida and hopped back on the bus. We then travelled to the new Nature Playground on Saw Avenue in Kings Park.
We sat underneath the shade of the gazebo and enjoyed lunch together. Then we played in the amazing nature-based playground. We explored a maze, climbed, jumped, balanced and slid down tunnels for an hour… then it was time to head back to school.
We had so much fun on our excursion!
Please visit our classrooms to see our ‘Junk Bugs’ and our writing and drawings about our favourite part of our excursion day.
Wonder what will our next recycling project will be?