Live Life Well Day

Today, St Felix participated in a special day called ‘Live Life Well Day’ prepared by Mrs Braden. Every class participated in activities that related to being healthy. Year five researched and created presentations about healthy lunches, listened to a presentation from Clean Away about recycling and participated in fitness activities. Take a look at the video by Jamie and Angel about healthy lunches and the images below!

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Recycling is very important. We need to be very careful and ensure that we are putting the correct materials in our recycling bins. Watch the video clip below and then click here to complete the quiz. Using the information in the two YouTube videos and the information below, create a quiz and leave the link in a comment for students in Five White and Miss Azzopardi  to complete.

  • When you put materials into your recycling bin, don’t ever put them in a plastic bag.
  • Don’t put oven-proof glass, drinking glasses or ceramic mugs in your bin. Just 25g of oven-proof glass can contaminate one tonne of normal glass, making it useless for recycling.
  • Recycle your printer cartridges. The ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ program recycles participating brands of cartridges Australia-wide. They can be found at Officeworks.
  • Drink cans are commonly recycled. However, many people forget about the cans they drink from away from home. Don’t litter, put them in a recycling bin when you’re finished and if you can’t find a recycling bin take them home with you and recycle them with your other home recyclable items.
  • Keep recycling those newspapers and magazines! Last year, we recycled the equivalent of 1 billion newspapers into newsprint and other paper materials.
  • Rinse out containers, jars and bottles before putting them in your recycling bin. They don’t have to be spotless, just give them a quick clean.
  • Remove the lids from bottles and jars before putting items your recycling bin. If you have time you can recycle lids with these tips.
  • Pizza boxes, paper bags or cardboard boxes containing food also need special treatment before putting them into your recycling bin. Take out all food items before recycling and remember if the cardboard/paper box or paper bag is too greasy it cannot be recycled.
  • 47% of Australia’s household waste is made up of organic waste like food scraps and garden cuttings. That’s a huge amount of waste to add to landfill so if you have a bin for garden cuttings or your council runs an organic waste collection service make sure you utilise it. Better still, invest in a compost bin, bokashi bin or worm farm to make good use of your organic waste and keep it out of landfill.

Click the image below to view Kong’s Go!Animate presentation.

Kong

Challenge: Share this information with your parents and make sure your family is recycling the right way 🙂 

What did you learn during Live Life Well Day? 

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Live Life Well Day

  1. Anthony

    Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

    LIVE LIFE WELL DAY was so fun and I learnt so much. There are three different coloured bins. Red is for rubbish and is taken to landfill which is then never going to be used again, green is for garden waste which is then turned into mulch or compost and the yellow bin is for recycling which is then taken to the Materials Recovery Facility and is made into new items. What have you learned on live life well day?

    Sincerely Anthony

    • Kong

      Dear Anthony,

      Anthony i also learnt a lot too! I actually never knew that iron ore produced steel, because i thought it produced iron. I also learnt that garden waste is reused back into a type of fertiliser.

      Yours Truly,
      Kong

  2. Dear Five White and Miss Azzopardi,

    “Live Life Well Day”, Was super fun! We learnt so much about the rubbish,recycling and organic garden bins and different materials that could be made out of recycling objects. The following bins contain:

    Rubbish Bin-
    Food Scraps
    Chocolate wrapping
    Banana Peel
    Plastic Bags
    Chip Packets

    Recycling Bin-
    Coke Bottle ( with the lid taken off )
    Coke Can
    Egg Carton
    Pizza Box
    Milk Carton
    Milk Bottle

    Garden organics-
    Grass
    Weeds
    Plants
    Dead Flowers
    Branches
    Twigs

    Yours Sincerely,
    Cecilia

  3. Jamie

    Dear Cecilia,

    I thought that LIVE LIFE WELL DAY was really fun actually.
    I learnt is much about recycling too!!! It was actually cool for those little tubes to actually turn into those huge bottles.

    Kind regards,
    Jamie 🙂

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