Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Week 3: Recycling
Last week was lots of fun, as we explored the theme of recycling. We have discovered that competions and team games work really well in lessons, and so we began with a recycling race. 2 volunteers from each team needed to sort through a bag of rubbish and allocate it into different recycling piles. It was designed to help the children think about the amount of things that we can recycle, where possible.
The main activity was meant to be making recycling paper, but after a disasterous trial run (and a nearly blocked sink), I decided that it wasn't the best activity to do in a single lesson. I then had a go at making recycled paper beads, which actually worked very well, but were quite messy and would take too long. Therefore, after getting slightly desperate, I opted for recycled bracelets. We folded 2 strips of old paper to make bracelets, rings and necklaces. I am pleased to report that Christianity magazine made particularly good bracelets, being made of thicker paper!