Year 2 Eco-Pirates Enjoy Trip to Carrymoor Environmental Trust
Pupils in Year 2 have been learning about different areas of the environment recently, from climate change to conserving energy and recycling.
To tie in with their studies, the children visited nature conservation charity, Carrymoor Environmental Trust, to learn all about recycling. The group had a great time becoming eco-pirates and following the 3 Rs - reduce, re-use and recycle. The pupils were able to witness first-hand the compost hills that come from garden waste, as well as a giant landfill site, where waste that cannot be recycled or reused is disposed.
Eager to find out more, they were taught how waste materials are buried and then covered with land, which is put back to nature by the planting of grass and trees. Everyone was particularly shocked to learn that animals even graze once the land has been fully restored.
After enjoying a delicious lunch, the children were given the task of sorting their lunch waste into a reusable, recycled, compost, and general waste bins. They then weighed how much waste was actually thrown out over the course of the day.
The afternoon consisted of many more exciting activities, including a pirate treasure hunt and plant pot decorating. Year 2 enjoyed filling the latter with compost and seeds, and now look forward to seeing the results over the coming weeks.