Pupils learn of potato’s power
Shebbear Primary School pupils learn some excting lessons about the power of fruit and veg
SHEBBEAR Primary School pupils were in awe last week as they learnt about the power of the potato from Mrs Recycle.
The KS2 classes were thrilled to discover that the humble vegetable, along with lemons and apples, could be used to power small LED lights, buzzers and digital clocks.
The pupils also learnt about the importance of using rechargeable batteries, and recycling non-chargeable ones.
KS1 pupils also learnt about the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle, by making gift tags and small boxes from unwanted Christmas cards.
You may also want to watch:
Mrs Recycle said: “Although the school has kerbside collections for paper, plastics, metals, glass and cardboard, and they compost all their canteen and snack waste, they are still looking for more things to recycle. So now KS1 pupils have made a large battery container for the Eco group to collect unwanted batteries in.”
As a parting gift, the school gave Mrs Recycle two bags of batteries to be recycled, which weighed in at an impressive 18kg.
- 1 'No Fuel' - Panic buying and fuel shortages hit North Devon
- 2 £34,000 raised for plumber Jed Mason with stage four cancer in less than 48 hours
- 3 One of Bideford's oldest tea rooms sold at auction
- 4 Clubber denies headbutt assault in Barnstaple
- 5 Brunswick Wharf developer given grant money to fix quay wall
- 6 New details on Barnstaple town centre regeneration revealed
- 7 Barnstaple dealer says £3,100 stash in loft was poor quality
- 8 Opening of new nature reserve in Lynton
- 9 Celebrations as gate to Pilton's Manning's Pit officially opened
- 10 Homeless man jailed after attacking Barnstaple soldier in McDonald's
Head Teacher Sally Strange added: “We are very committed to recycling at Shebbear Community School and raise the children’s and parent’s awareness of green issues whenever we can. Our Eco-Group is very active within the school and we work hard to protect our environment.”