Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Play pod fun!

We are lucky to have the Activation Play Pod at Trentham School for a few weeks! There is a trailer load of equipment for us to explore. Here are some shots of Room 18 playing and experimenting with all the fun stuff!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

WOW - Nature Club's World of Waste tour!

The Nature Club had such a fantastic day on the World of Waste tour yesterday! We started our trip at the Silverstream Landfill to see where all our waste ends up. Then we went to Earthlink and saw all the things that they had rescued from the landfill to be fixed, re-purposed and sold at the Earthlink shop. After that we went to the Dowse Art Museum and learnt about how Maori lived in a sustainable way with natural resources like harakeke clothing and seaweed drink bottles! Our final stop was at the Waste Management Recycling depot where we saw how glass bottles, paper and cardboard were sorted before being sent to Auckland. Thanks so much to Kirsty, Sharon, Star and Jane for coming along and helping out!

Silverstream Landfill


Copper to be sold

Curtains salvaged from the landfill 

The Earthlink shop

Dowse Art Museum

Turning flax into fibres!

Getting weighed like the recycling trucks - we weighed more than a tonne!

Inside a shipping container

What a great day!