Waste Free Wednesday

The Year 2s at Carey Baptist College have been learning that they are never too small to make a positive change in this world. One difference they want to see is a reduction in the rubbish we have in our gardens and playgrounds here at Carey.


In pairs and small groups, they have written speeches and prepared their own posters using digital technologies, which they have delivered to Primary School classes. The aim of this project is to promote a more sustainable lifestyle and encourage other students to adopt a ‘Waste Free Wednesday.’ The students have been offering simple and creative solutions like bringing popcorn in reusable containers rather than disposable packets, and having fruit such as bananas, which comes in ‘God’s original packaging’. They have even sent electronic speeches to those classes who have missed out on their in-class presentations and would eventually like to reach the entire College.


This initiative began when the Year 2s walked around a very small play area and picked up 44 pieces of rubbish in just 1 minute! Much of this rubbish was items such as bottle-top lids which don’t decompose. The students said ‘we were annoyed at constantly finding wrappers in the sandpit and want to keep our College tidy!’


Trialling waste free recipes for families to use and add to their lunch box is another way that the students are creatively tackling this issue. This recipe can be made as coconut bread or a muffin (without the case to make it waste-free!). It’s also useful for the students to practice their mathematics and fractions.



1 Cup SR Flour

1 Cup Coconut

1/2 Cup Sugar

3/4 Cup milk


Mix ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Place in a muffin tray and bake until firm.  


Reviews from the children have included: “When I bit into it there was coconut everywhere in my mouth. It was delicious!”
Class 2H gave this recipe a 4.5 star rating.
They are united in their vision to make the world a better place and that starts with their very own piece of the world right here at Carey.

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