“It is called a Garbage CAN… NOT a Garbage CANNOT” – Oscar The Grouch
Children can surprise you with their ideas. All they need is the right opportunity. The same opportunity was made available to the Grade 1 students at St. Lawrence High School &Junior College through their ‘Best Out Of Waste’ activity.
One of the best things about the ‘Best Out Of Waste’ activity is that it encouraged creativity and innovation in students. It challenged individuals to think outside the box and come up with new and innovative ways to use materials that would otherwise be considered useless.
Children made various objects in this activity. These included brooms from plastic bottles, wall hangings from CD-DVDs, rabbits from paper cups and straws, cloth bags from old t-shirts, piggy banks from old boxes, baskets from paper cups etc.
Apart from promoting creativity and innovation, the students learned that the ‘best from waste’ concept has many other benefits. First, it helps reduce the amount of waste generated, which is especially important in today’s world where waste disposal has become a major problem.
Secondly, it promotes sustainability by encouraging the recycling of materials, thus reducing the need to extract and process new raw materials. Thirdly, it can help save money, as otherwise discarded materials can be turned into new and useful items.
The joy on the children’s faces when they created something new out of the stuff itself was a sight to behold. The students got a unique experience of learning and making new things through this activity which helped them feel responsible towards mother nature and also proud of themselves.