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Recycling our rubbish will help save and protect our world!


Did you know that recycling helps save the planet from things like global warming and rubbish? That’s right, by recycling things such as food packets and old toys, you are reducing the amount that gets put into the rubbish bin. This is a very good thing because rubbish is full of nasty bugs that spread diseases and gases that increase global warming.

Don't forget to keep collecting your old, used batteries and pens to bring into school to be recycled when we reopen!

Batteries must be empty and not damaged in any way! Please only touch batteries under direct supervision of an adult. Do not touch damaged batteries!


 We recycle ANY old and used pens! Bring them into school when we are next open and we will send them off to be recycled. Pleased not do include pencils or any other stationary.


Thank you!

Together we can help make our world a greener, healthier and more sustainable place to live for all!

Why not recycle your old, used and unwanted paper into brand new paper!

  1. Get some paper scraps and soak them for about 30 minutes in hot soapy water (dishwashing soap is fine).
  2. Get your parents to mix the wet paper in a blender until it makes a paste. You can even add some food colouring to make fun coloured paper.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large square frying pan and add about 3cm of water. Then press a piece of plastic on top of the mixture, which is the same size as the pan, and squeeze all of the water out.
  4. Lay the plastic with the paper mixture on it on a tea tower and remove the plastic.
  5. Lay another tea towel on top and roll it out with a rolling pin so it is very thin.
  6. Get your parents to iron the mixture and leave it to dry for 24 hours.
  7. Once it is dry, the paper is ready to use.

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