Veolia Recycling Discovery Visit
On Wednesday 12th November, 30 of Mosslands’ potential future Scientists, Technologists, Engineers and Mathematicians from Year 7 experienced problem solving in action at Veolia Recycling Discovery Centre.
Mosslands’ STEM scholars discover more about recycling.
Mathematicians from Year 7 experienced problem solving in action at Veolia Recycling Discovery Centre, a state-of-the-art recycling facility, in Liverpool Throughout the day they discovered their national and local responsibilities, with regards to recycling and the human impact on the environment if recycling does not occur.
Through a guided tour, a question and answer session and a variety of interactive tasks, the boys left knowing how to reduce their waste through reducing, reusing and recycling. They were challenged to rank items in the order of their decay and were surprised at the range of materials that can be created through recycled materials, including a fleece from plastic bottles as well as this elephant!
The boys set to work in groups deciding which household items should go in the landfill bins and which can be recycled. They worked together to create their own innovative strategies to tackle environmental problems and considered how to sustain our vital resources. Their ideas ranged from “breaking plastics back into oils” to “build a society in space.” After learning about the effect of household waste and the difference that recycling makes, the boys left with a new perspective and considered how they could make a difference.
They were fixated by the CCTV control panel that they used to navigate around and explore the machinery that recovers the recyclable materials. On boy commented, “It was amazing! We saw a claw pick up a bale of rubbish!”
By the end of the day, the group were a lot more aware of how they could make a difference. They all thanked the team at Veolia and were keen to return soon to discover more!
“Thank you Veolia for the lovely day.” “I can’t wait to go home and tell my family about my experience.”