The Recycling volunteering moms hosted some pupils from the RCL of Inkwenkwezi School in Du Noon for an information morning in the Schoolyard Café. The morning included having the pupils from Inkwenkwezi help collect recycling during the drop-off, after which they were treated to a light breakfast in the Café, followed by some networking and presentations to discuss next steps to partner with their Recycling Swop Shop at their own school.
Du Noon donations are still dropped off on recycling days, making it possible for the recycling committee to continue supporting this cause. Some of our volunteering moms visited the Swop Shop recently.
The Recycling Committee would like to thank all parents and pupils who contributed to the stationery donations at the end of last year. We were able to collect many much-needed items for pupils at less fortunate schools.
Grade 7 Elkanah House pupil Mikayla Ryan, and sister Kristen (Grade 11) went beyond their “call of duty” and collected 5509 bread tags towards Elkanah House’s recycling initiative for purchasing a wheelchair.
Spring Clean your Winter Wardrobe. Bring any old and unused winter clothing (including socks, vests, shoes etc) to school on RECYCLING morning and drop off with recycling team. The donations will go to the Du Noon swop shop.
A team of 12 dedicated and enthusiastic Senior Primary pupils jumped at the chance to get involved in a Collect-a-Can competition held in conjunction with Giraffe House to build Gerry, their iconic ambassador. Our task was to build Gerry using 300 or more used beverage cans and we most certainly succeeded in doing that! We decided size did matter and went lifelike so our Gerry is about the size of a young giraffe, just short of two metres.
The Recyclging Committee dressed to the tee for the handout of muffins and hot chocolate at the Sunningdale Campus, as part of their green civvies day. This was to celebrate the Campus winning the Eco Champ Trophy for 2012.
To celebrate Clean-up SA Week the Chameleons and Dolphins at the Blouberg Campus made "balls" with recycled plastic. They also designed "shirts" from black bags and stuck plastic flowers and decorations on it using recycled plastic.