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30 January 2018

Year 6 Geography to Carymoor Environmental Trust – What a ‘rubbish’ Trip!

This week our Year 6 pupils ventured to the Education Centre at Carymoor Environmental Trust Landfill site for a Geography Fieldtrip.

The children were able to see for themselves just how important it is to ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle.’

They experienced first-hand what happens to all the rubbish we throw away. We looked at how the rubbish is collected, and how the leachate is treated. Leachate is the ‘rubbish juice’ that is produced from the things we dispose of (yuck!).

This was a great opportunity for our Year 6 children to extend their knowledge on recycling, which relates to their geographical topic this term. Plastic, landfill and recycling are genuine concerns for the future as well as being very topical issues in the news so hopefully this trip will help lead to positive action from our children.

View our gallery to see some of the children looking into the leachate; a bubbling brown yucky substance!!!

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