Waverley Park Room 6

Term three was all about rubbish and packaging for Room 6 students.

WasteNet had the pleasure of returning to Room 6 at Waverley Park School to deliver a recap session on the World of Waste tour following their enquiry into plastics in the lunch box.

As part of their enquiry, the students collected one weeks worth of glad wrap (83 pieces) and made it into a giant glad wrap snail. To reduce the amount of gladwrap in their lunchboxes, the kids got creative and made some awesome reusable cloth sandwich wraps. After a week of using the cloth wraps, the students will measure how much gladwrap was reduced in their lunchboxes. They are predicting their next snail will be much smaller!

To support their enquiry, WasteNet took Room 6 on a World of Waste (WoW) tour. The WoW tour is an educational, behind the scenes tour of the Garage Reuse Shop (second-hand goods), Invercargill Transfer Station (rubbish), Southland disAbility Enterprises (Recycle Centre) and Pleasure Bay Reserve (closed landfill).

On the tour the children learnt about what happens to their recycling and rubbish beyond the kerb, and got a glimps at some pre-loved treasures at the Garage Reused Shop.

To reinforce what was learnt on the tour, WasteNet provided a 're-cap' session where tthe kids put their knowledge of recycling to the test with a couple of fun, interactive activities.

Check out the gallery below to see some of Room 6's crafty creations.