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Visit to Landfill and Around Again

We visited Around Again and found out that Mildura does so much recycling compared to other places. There are so many different things that can be recycled at the Landfill: mattresses, batteries for cars, all small batteries for, polystyrene foam, plastic bags and so much more. Our class learnt heaps!

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Learning how to increase the life of the Landfill!

DSC05694Year 4/5K were given some great tips on how they can increase the life of the landfill by doing heaps of recycling. They were also given some advice about tying the tops of the plastic bags we put in our rubbish bins for kerbside collection. Thank you for being such a respectful team, a pleasure to take you all out as ambassadors for Mildura West!

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Carcinogenic and Fluorescent tubes

Last week when we went to the Mildura Landfill in Aroundagain they showed us that they recycle Fluoro tubes because in them they have a dangerous powder called a carcinogenic. This powder may have a risk of giving you all types of cancer. It’s very dangerous so it has to be treated carefully.

Here are some tips to be cautious if you have broken a Fluro tube: always wrap the pieces in newspaper, put them in a plastic bag and tie then top then put it in the rubbish bin, NOT the recycling bin.

Here are the steps you have to follow if a fluorescent light bulb breaks in your home:

Close the door to the room
Put on a pair of gloves
Pick up the pieces and put them in a plastic bag
Pick up the remaining pieces with index cards
Use sticky tape to pick up any remaining small shards
Use a flashlight to check for remaining pieces/mercury
Pat the area with damp paper towels
Get all traces of the tube out of the house immediately
Wash your hands and face
Ventilate the room for several hours

 

 

 

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Aroundagain

There are lots of things to learn about batteries and paint tubs and what chemicals are inside them.

The thing I liked was the car station where people backed in and unloaded their rubbish.

It’s a great place to visit any day!

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What happened at Rio Vista on Thursday 28th Feb?

Picking up rubbish featured at Rio Vista Park by all 5L. There were many unusual items that our class found. We searched in bushes and collected many items. I really think we made a big difference to the environment.

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Litter Control Student Action Team 2011

Thank you to the students of 5/6D that were happy to have our group of pre-service teachers from Latrobe University along with you while you undertook such an important role in the ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ activities at Rio Vista Park. It was fantastic to see you all willing to get down and dirty to make a positive impact in your own community. It was great to see the willingness to keep this beautiful country of ours litter free.
Keep up the good work guys, and remember, Every little bit helps!

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Rio Vista

On the 3rd March 5/6D went to Rio Vista to pick up rubbish. My group and I picked up most of our rubbish from in the bushes. We also found lots of different materials,we even found materials that we shoudn’t be seeing. It is a shame adults leave rubbish that shouldn’t be in the park.

Mildura West 5/6D did a great job and left the area much cleaner than when we got there.

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Clean- Up Australia

Thank you 5/6D for your ability to work together to complete a task for our community. Your efforts at Rio Vista Park on Thursday 3rd March 2011 to clean up the area made you all winners when helping to keep our environment clean.

Billi Rose made the comment when we arrived that the area appeared to be very litter tidy and wondered what we would be picking up. When we started this project in 1998 I took a group of 5/6 students and when we arrived, there was so much to do that we honestly didn’t know where to start! Rubbish everywhere! One of the students at the time commented and said this used to be the landfill, maybe people still think it is!

So arriving with 5/6D 2011, the story for us is a great one; peoples’ litter habits have changed and they are more responsible with their waste.

Thank you again for making a difference and representing Mildura West in our community.

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Johnston’s Bend

On Thursday, 11th  March, some grade 5/6 pupils went down to Johnston’s Bend to have a clean up. When we got there the people in charge told us who they were, what they do and what we were going to do that day. Then the other class left in a different direction, my class went the other way and we got a partner each. My partner was Asim, at first we started picking up rubbish but then a superviser named Cath asked us to pick up all the green plastic protectors from around the trees some kids form our school planted last year. We picked up a lot of rubbish and that helped the Johnston’s Bend environment.

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Johnston’s Bend CLEAN UP on Thursday 11th March.

On Thursday 11th March we went to Johnston’s Bend to help clean up some rubbish. We did this so animals have a clean, safe habitat and the litter doesn’t blow into the Murray River and kill all the fish and animals that need water.

We collected rubbish which included cans, softdrink bottles, plastic wrappers and lots of cardboard. Fletcher and I even found a dried, shrivelled up blue tongue lizard. A few other people found bullant holes and snake holes. Ryleigh and Asim found a blue tonge lizard’s head. We thought it might have matched our lizard that we found.

We all did a great job, cleaned up lots of rubbish and some of it could be recycled.

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Mildura Landfill

On Thursday 18th of March, Grade 5/6B went to the Mildura Landfill. We learnt a lot about the Landfill including what they do, what they use, how they do the work they do, and what items they put into the sale part. We had a lot of fun. We had a tour of the Landfill and learnt what they do with the bins in the part of the landfill that people put their rubbish and recycling that they don’t put in the Around Again sale part. It was great fun and I would like to thank our Tour Guides and Mrs. Vorwerk for taking us.

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Trip to Johnston’s Bend

On Thursday 11th March, in the afternoon the whole class went to Jonhston’s Bend for a trip to pick some rubbish up so the area was nice and tidy. When we arrived at Johnston’s Bend I couldn’t see any rubbish so I was surprised  when we got down to where we were starting.  There were lots of rubbish like paper bags and a shoe but we were even in for a bigger shock. There were cans and smoke butts. It is not nice to leave rubbish around for the environment and the water.

Then after Kath, Anna and Mr. Powell talked to the class. We all got  into 2 or 3 goups with our friends or not which was okas it didn’t really matter because we were all walking together anyway.

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Johnston’s Bend

When we went to Johnston’s Bend we found a lot of litter hidden under the bushes. We also found some burnt cans. People must have walked away and left their rubbish there.

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Clean up Australia day

Clean Up Australia Day on the 19th of March at Mildura West Primary School was held to make sure our school was tidy. Every class did a great job. Wwe need to keep any area clean all the time. Special  Clean Up days are held to help us remember.

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Johnston’s Bend

Last week 5/6B and the Sustainability Ambassadors went to clean up Johnston’s Bend for Australia Community clean up day but it had to be a week later as it rained. While we were there we found lots of dead lizards and bones. We gave them to Mrs. Vorwerk and she put them in the Science Room. At the end there was lots of rubbish and we put most of the rubbish in one bag and the rest in the recycling bags.