Recycling in style
One day training project for children in kindergarten and pupils in A’-B’ of grade school.
For the children:
to understand the idea of recycling and the way it links with actions for the protection of the environment.
to identify the products intended for recycling and reuse
to learn about the ways of the past when reuse and economizing on materials was a daily practice
to sensitize children in matters concerning reduction and recycling of waste, given that the municipalities in the broader area of the Centre participate in a recycling programme.
Structure of the project
A. Class presentation: Through creative art work, drama, puppet show, constructions, the children get to know various household items made from reusable materials, as in the old days. The aim is to instill in children the idea that “waste” materials can find numerous uses; also that recycling offers possibilities for artistic expression and creation.
B. Field work: this involves children taking a tour through Archanes to map, observe and photograph recycling containers. The children examine and take notes on the contents of the blue containers and comment on their proper use.
C. Presentation of the group work: Upon their return to the Centre each group exhibits their pictures and share experiences. The children produce a number of constructions during the project, which they later put on exhibit in their schools.