'R' to the Power of 5!

Division 5R

William Bridge Elementary
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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We from Divison 5 at William Bridge Elementary have been working on the BC Green Games focusing on the theme of "Food Waste". We started with talking about the top 10 Single Use Plastics. Then, we decided on the main theme together, and got into 6 mini groups to focus on specific topics such as: Garbage vs. Compost, Plastic vs. No Plastic, Cause & Effects of Food Waste and more! We wanted to share our hard work with our school, and to inform them of the impact humans have on the environment.

We sold smoothies, homemade toothpaste, and tickets to games to raise money for the Ocean Cleanup to help clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Nearly the entire school came, even some parents, and we raised $108 in total! We also had a dry marker bin where you were entered into a draw by bringing a dry marker for many prizes that support Eco-Friendly Eating. These prizes were: beeswax paper instead of tinfoil, metal straws instead of plastic, bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo cutlery kit, and a metal sandwich tin! The dry markers we collected will be brought to Crayola to be melted down and produced to new markers--and encouraged the school to continue bringing in markers for the rest of the year!

We started the year with the Garden Tower where we grew our own vegetables. Then researched and shared our new knowledge about leaving less of a Carbon Footprint through our presentations and projects. We wanted to make sure everyone understood our message so each group had their own poster with facts, as well as an interactive game, or giveaways!

We're continuing another school-wide competition where we will be checking which class has made the most effort into becoming more eco-friendly! The prize is a painting by one of Division 5's students and will be given to the class for the rest of the year.

We loved this project and are proudly using our metal straws daily, thinking more about food waste, and the 5R's, and making better choices for our environment.

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