On Monday 16th January, all pupils in Year 8 and some pupils in Year 9 attended Waste Education Workshops hosted by Arc21’s Waste Promotion Officer, Noel Lyons. Arc21 is the Waste Management Group for 6 councils in Northern Ireland.
Pupils had the opportunity to learn about the importance of the 3R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and learned some fascinating facts about the difference even small changes can make, for example, recycling a single aluminium can will save enough energy to power a TV for up to three hours! An interactive quiz added an element of competition to the workshop. Winners in each class received prizes such as the ‘Fluffy Geoff’ toy won by Madison Snoddon in 9A (pictured).
Steven Knox from 8K said, “I really enjoyed the workshop. I learned a lot about recycling.” Theo Roberts (8K) added, “It was good fun and I enjoyed answering the questions on the key pads.”