School No. 5 gets into recycling

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Students at Pattaya School No. 5 were encouraged to show more concern for the environment by recycling.

Teachers organized the June 24 “Eliminate garbage in school and community” project to show how to screen garbage and change students’ mindsets when it comes to waste disposal.

Lessons were given to the first through sixth graders on creating organic fertilizer from biodegradable refuse to be used in agriculture, making learning and teaching media from scraps, founding a recycling bank at school, and creating an environmental network comprised of students, teachers and outside organizations.

Students collect garbage to exchange for snacks as a part of their learning to show more concern for the environment by recycling.Students collect garbage to exchange for snacks as a part of their learning to show more concern for the environment by recycling.

School No. 5 encourages the community to participate in supporting children’s activities, such as having an outdoor classroom to support environmental activities.

Grade 5 student leader Anupong Petchdam said that before buying something, people should consider its ultimate disposal. Is it biodegradable or not, or you will create a burden on the environment, and can we avoid doing this, he said were all questions that should be asked.