What happens to our waste? That’s this year’s focus for investigation at Far North’s Waiharara School. The topic has opened many doors for learning opportunities, with students discussing and exploring strategies to combat the issue of too many things being thrown away. Some of the students’ innovative problemsolving includes making masks and creating toys out of recycled items, building huts out of natural materials and taking that knowledge on to building ‘real’ huts in the playground, and a local beach clean-up and sorting session.
Jade Lynch and other students from Waiharara school, building huts from natural materials as part of a project to reduce waste
Story and picture taken from Enviroschools Northland newsletter, issue 20, 2015