Trip to the Recycling Centre and Energy from Waste Centre

Class 1 are currently looking into ways we can help to save the planet. We are trying to identify the little things we can all do which will have a big impact. As part of our learning, we have been lucky to visit two sites in Exeter working towards a more sustainable future for our community.

First, we went to the Pinbrook Road Recycling Centre. We did a tour of the facility and looked at the range fo things that can be recycled. We learnt about the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.

Next, children had the chance to become scientists and test a range of materials according to their properties.

In the afternoon, we went to the Energy from Waste plant on Marsh Barton. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to see first-hand the amount of waste that isn’t recycled and has to be incinerated.

Pupils took part in a range of activities to learn about the process of extracting energy from rubbish.

It was a really informative day and the children are eager to find out more!