Last Friday, 3rd March, was Clean up Australia Day for schools. After registering on the Clean Up Australia website. Mrs Cogger received a kit including bags, gloves, information and promotional materials.
Students from Kindy to Year 6 were allocated an area, on the school grounds, to clean up. Everyone put on their gloves, or used the special robot arms, to pick up all the litter in their area.
After lunch, Mrs Cogger gathered the Year 6 Environmental Ministry Group for a photo before sending the litter all classes had collected to the skip bins.
In the afternoon 6G participated in a Waste Audit with Robyn Brown from Rivers Regional Council. A Waste Audit involves the students going through our recess and lunch waste and categorising it e.g., single wrap plastics, packaging, fruit scraps, containers etc.
After the students had categorised the waste it then had to be weighed and the measurements recorded.
The results from our Waste Audit will be collated and a pie graph of our findings prepared for us by Robyn Brown.
This will inform our school community about the effectiveness of our current waste management strategies and how we can continue to make improvements.
Mrs Cogger would like to thank 6G and Miss Hynes for their mature and positive attitude throughout the Waste Audit. You will be hearing more from the Environmental committee about Waste management at St Emilie’s in the future.