Recently our Year 6G students conducted a waste audit of all our recess and lunch waste from Years 1-6. Robyn Brown from Rivers Regional Council presented and conducted the waste audit with the students. At the time of the audit she indicated how impressed she was with the waste management at St Emilie’s in particular, our reduced use of ‘single use plastics’ such as Gladwrap.
Robyn Brown took our table of findings back to her office at Rivers Regional Council to analyse them and prepare a report. Just this week Mrs Cogger received an email from Robyn with her recommendations about how we can continue to effectively manage our waste. We will be addressing these improvements over the duration of the school year.
Here is Robyn’s reply
Your waste audit results reflect what we found on the day….a fairly large sum of food scraps compared to anything else.
The whole of annual school waste is quite low for 462 students at 1092kg. Some schools of your size would be throwing that out in paper alone!
Make sure you do congratulate everyone for following the principles you have been teaching, including parents!
I am happy to come again and chat with you or your Green Team about the next stages for accreditation or any other waste wise matter.
If you wish to see our waste audit results open the attachment below.
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Our Year Six students will be entering a team in the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge that will be held later this term. Entering this competition means we receive resources, including equipment and curriculum support material, to help deliver STEM learning based around solar energy.
Mrs Cogger picked up our kit on Monday from STAWA (Science Teacher’s Association of WA) and had a practise run at home before presenting the challenge to the 6B students today.
Here are a few photos of the students participating in the construction of their cars. Once the cars are constructed we will be conducting several investigations with the cars such as… ‘Which panel angle generates the most power?’ and ‘Which wheels give the car it’s greatest speed over 20m?’
We look forward to sharing more information about our Solar Car Challenge journey throughout the term.