Prep children are very excited about their new eco-bricks project! This week, a representative from Cambodia Craft, Bob Turner, visited the school and spoke to the children about how they can make something useful out of the plastic that we throw away.
Bob began by explaining how Pope Francis is encouraging everyone to become more environmentally responsible. The children learnt about the negative impact on the planet of the plastic from every day items such as a packet of crisps and a bottle of water. They discussed practical steps that they can each take in order to reduce the amount of plastic they use.
In school, they are now going to commence their work with eco-bricks. At home, they will build bricks, made out of bottles, filled to the brim with used plastic. These will then be placed in benches and tables which will become a fantastic outside resource. They will be for recreational use on the school playground but, in the future, we would love to extend them to being used as an outdoor classroom and for outdoor worship.
Good luck, prep! We are looking forward to seeing the progress you make as you work together, taking steps to save make our world a better place.