The project came about as the school wanted to focus on a topic that wasn't run of the mill, batteries are so harmful to the planet and wildlife that they wanted to make sure that they were being recycled properly and not just thrown in the bin!
They made up posters, wrote to local businesses all promoting and collecting used batteries.
The children made up a mini landfil in a bottle to show what happens/does not happen to items put in landfill, they used a previous project of compost in a bag to compare the results.
The School then learned and were surprised by what recycled batteries could be turned into. With a greater understanding, the children could communicate the importance of recycling batteries at home and within the local community.
As well as the battery recycling project the school also focuses on recycling and reusing to make Christmas presents and items for the school fayres.
Congratulations to Karen and all at Ryhall CE Academy for winning the
Community Education Awards
"3R's Project Award 2018"