Continuing our stories on The Bears on a Mission meet Sam the Bear with a (Re) Purpose
Created by the clever team at Gwynneville Public School Sam won the Sharon Bird MP Award for Best Kreative Koala Artwork.
The school also picked up the The Gareth Ward MP Award for Best Animation with this phenomenal video highlight the scary stats on clothing waste and merits of up-cycling
Students in years 4 and 5 work on The Kreative Koala Project. Their focus was on “ Waste” and how we could make a difference by reducing the amount of rubbish on a personal level, a School level and at a Community level.
The base shows the up-cycling projects the student created to show how we can reuse or recycle products that we aren’t using anymore
The plinth the koala has four milk crates. Three are filled with rubbish from our beach clean- up, from our school clean up and from the packaging from when our koala arrived. The fourth is our target for our next clean- up which is zero waste.
For the community project part of the program the students organised a playground clean up . They found that even though they had bins out, there was still a lot of rubbish being dropped onto the ground or was blowing out of the bins. In their community they went to North Wollongong Beach and partook in a beach clean-up. They found from a distance the beach looked quite clean but on a closer inspection they soon saw that there was a lot of rubbish hidden in the bushes and under the sand. It was easy to see the large bits and discovered large amounts of small pieces of plastic and cigarette butts.
Well done to the Champion team from Gwynneville Public School who also took out the Greater Sydney Landcare Network Award for GRAND CHAMPION KREATIVE KOALA
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