Due to this, some boys and girls visited the Whales classroom to find out how they worked on the three Rs.
The Whales were very happy and excited telling them about all the items that they collect and bring to school every morning. They had in the classroom a great variety of things which they showed them and gave them tips of important steps they have to follow such as wash plastic containers before dropping them into the bins, squash pet bottles to save space in bins and bottle tops should be collected separately.
After this enriching activity the Secondary School students came once again to video tape them and ask them a few more more questions. Before leaving they exchanged some ideas with the teachers and asked them if there was a chance for our kindergartners to go to their building and share all the information they had at an assembly in the Secondary School.
The teachers brainstormed ideas and they finally decided to produce a video as they thought that most probably the K5 children would feel a little bit intimidated in front of such big audience. After many mails coming and going in order to organize dates, we could finally fulfil our objective.
We started organizing the video and although everybody participated in saying different things, only some dared to speak in front of the camera.
The Whales were in charge of telling them all about the Garrahan Hospital and how they help them by bringing bottle tops, paper and cardboard. They emphasized that they did not only help the planet but that they also help their Foundation and the Hospital because by recycling they get the money which they use for different purposes.
The Pandas told them about The Cooperativa “El Ceibo”, telling them what they can bring, such as empty and clean pet bottles, milk sachets, and all the different items that people throw away in bins. By helping the Cooperativa we reduce our rubbish and we help people who also recycle these items and get money out of it.
The Tigers told them how to look after the planet on a daily basis and gave them very important suggestions such as closing taps, turning lights off, an efficient use of air conditioners, throwing things where they should.
After watching the video, the Secondary School students asked them some questions which they answered with great confidence and ease.
The experience was unique, for us and for them. Before leaving the premises all the K5 children sang “Heal the World” while students from Secondary joined them clapping hands.
Congratulations Tigers, Whales and Pandas. You did a great job!
Who will look after our planet?