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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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