This week we visited the lovely St Bernadette’s school in Pentwyn to talk to the kids about the importance of not dropping litter. It was a busy day meeting all 9 classes, from nursery all the way to Year 6. We discovered lots of facts about how dropping litter can impact the environment, particularly the wonderful wildlife that lives locally. And the Year 6 class guessed all most spot on how long different types of litter takes to biodegrade. Who knew a coke can could take up to 1000 years?!
We also learned about what could be recycled, what should go in the food waste bins and what needed to be thrown away. All the kids were surprised that we don’t use landfills anymore. Instead all general waste now goes straight to Viridor and we burn it. It then gets turned into aggregate for roads.
Not only did we litter pick the school, Year 6 also tackled the local lanes, filling two full bags with crisp packets, bottles and cans and anything else they came across. From the school we picked 4 bags worth of rubbish, and the nursery children ensured that their snack milk bottles went straight into the recycling.
It was a great day, and a brilliant start to the school’s Eco week.