Redwoodtown School tamariki have been exploring what happens to the rubbish from their lunchboxes. Over lunch one day Ramona asked, “Where does the rubbish go from your lunchbox?” After a variety of answers, Redwoodtown decided it was time to experiment!
The tamariki picked out a selection of rubbish to be buried in the garden: A cupcake wrapper, banana skin, glad wrap, a muesli bar wrapper, a yoghurt pottle. Spades in hand, the tamariki dug holes and in went the rubbish. Staff marked on the fence where everything was so we could dig it up again at a later date.
“30 sleeps then we will check it” – Harry.
“What do you think is going to happen to it?” – Ramona.
“It’s going to turn into dirt” – Sweetness.
“Maybe into grass” – Noah
30 days on and we dug it all up, only to discover that none of the green waste could be found – only the plastic!
The tamariki decided that Papatūānuku doesn’t like plastic in her puku, so keeping waste out of the ground is very important.