Re-use, Recycle and Reduce!
The Downs has been doing its part for the environment by re-using some of the massive amount of non-recyclable waste generated by the school community.
Our Year 6 teacher, Mr Cladingboel said: ‘We’ve been creating eco bricks by packing non-recyclable plastics into plastic bottles until they are full to capacity. Our intention is to then hold a design competition, where our students can design a project to raise awareness of environmental issues in our community. This could be in the form of furniture or sculpture, using these eco bricks as integral building blocks within the project. Hopefully, this will help our students and the wider community understand how we can all do our part to make our school a more environmentally friendly place to work and to learn.’