Schools Recycle Right Challenge Competition
The 2016 schools competition has now closed. Stay tuned for the 2017 competition...
The winners of the Naturale Schools Recycle Right Challenge Competition for 2016 have been announced! Entries were received from all over Australia and Planet Ark would like to say a big thank you to all the schools and students that entered.
Primary and secondary schools wrote stories based on a Cool Australia lesson after playing the educational Recycle Rescue app created by MobileMuster and ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’. Students imagined that they were a mobile phone or printer cartridge that had landed in a recycling bin. Early learning centres could enter by providing photos or videos of children engaged in an activity from MobileMuster’s teachers guide.
The stories written by primary and secondary students were very impressive and highly imaginative. One common theme though was that the recycling bin was a dark and horrible place! However, the good news was that the students understood that the old mobiles and printer cartridges could be made into new valuable products if disposed of correctly.
- Rosemount House Preschool in Norwood SA provided a variety of photos of students undertaking activities such as sorting waste for their recycling centre in the classroom, reading the ‘Michael Recycle’ story, planting in old tyres, plus much more.
- Leaning Tree Community School in Geraldton WA provided three brilliant entries with the winning story by Year 6 student Tabitha Murdoch aged 11 titled You Beez Cobi. Check out this humorous, imaginative and original story here.
- Mitcham Girls High School In Kingswood SA won the secondary school prize with a story written by 13 year old Elizay Abid titled Gary The Phone that was well researched and had a great message summed up in the final sentence: ‘Ending up in the recycling bin was one of the best experiences I had faced.’ Check out the whole story here.
The winning schools and early learning centre receive an eWood Garden Bed from eWood Solutions made from recycled plastic including printer cartridges collected through ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’.
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