Many of you will be pondering on ‘reduce reuse recycle’ and how to incorporate it into your teaching and daily routine this year. I thought for this blog I would take a moment to reflect on the importance of Reuse and to give you some examples that might give you some inspiration in the classroom (or at home).
Reusing materials is different to recycling, as it prolongs the life of the item – whilst recycling reprocesses them into a raw material ready to be made into something new. Reusing is better for the environment as...
It would be really interesting to hear how you reuse some of your everyday waste. In the past I’ve found good uses for yoghurt tubs, pizza bases and the plastic/styrofoam trays that food is packaged in (great paint palettes!)
Perhaps you don’t have much outside space, but would still like to create your own haven for nature, in which case why not inject a bit of colour and character by creating a wellie garden? Students could get creative with their wellies like these ones made by Leaden Hall School for their Wildlife Action Awards.
Maybe you could use your wellies to make a herb garden which your students could then use in their cooking?
Perhaps you could grow some plants in reused milk cartons like these ones made by Wrestlingworth Lower School?
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