Year 4 students are studying the theme of Sustainability in Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as looking at this topic in a more relaxed way with the Dr Seuss book of The Lorax in Literacy. They have been gaining a deeper understanding of their responsibility as good stewards of God’s creation and how they can make changes for the better for their world. Students have explored the importance of the environment, people’s influence, and specific ways we can make a difference.

The visit to SeaWorld as part of our Year 4 Camp also highlighted the effect of our actions on our beautiful wildlife, reducing pollution and increasing sustainable practices such as recycling. As part of our Unit, Year 4 students enjoyed the hands-on game of categorising household items. Students had to identify the best way to dispose an item, putting them in the right containers of Reuse, Recycle, Reduce and General Waste, which ends up in landfill. The children were surprised by some items, such as aerosol cans which can be recycled, and not so surprised that a baby’s nappy ends up in landfill (which we have learnt takes over 200 years to decompose).

The Year 4 students have been very keen to learn about the part they can play, being as young as they are, and that they can make a difference now! Keep up the great work of making a difference Year 4!

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Debbie Garson
Year 4 Teacher