RECEPTION and Year One pupils at Flamborough Primary School have been learning all about recycling as part of the school’s Science Week.
The 19 children in Rachel Dinsdale’s class of four, five and six year olds were given a talk on the subject of recycling by Becky Cardwell, East Riding County Council’s waste and recycling officer.
Ms Dinsdale said: “All the chidren seem to have enjoyed learning about recycling. They have certainly taken on board a lot of what they have been taught.
“County Hall sent Becky Cardwell to speak to us and she spent a full morning with the children.
“Becky showed them a video before giving a talk and then got the children sorting out recyclable materials from a big pile of household objects.
“Since her visit we have spent some time making various items including fridge magnets, musical instruments and hats out of recyclable products.”
Other year groups have been focussing their attentions on topics including the environment, chemical reactions and the production of soap in what has been a well received Science Week.
Ms Dinsdale added: “We held a Science Week last term as well and given that they have both been great successes we will be looking at the possibility of holding more in the future.
“The children in my class who have spent their time learning about recycling have responded brilliantly to what they have been taught.
“We asked for them to bring in some things from home that we could recycle and we have had a fantastic reponse.
We have been inundated with recyclable materials so the focus on the subject certainly seems to have made an impression.”