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Wormeries at the Willows Primary School

CHS pupils join Old Waconian, Charlotte, to teach Reception children about food recycling

Last week, four Junior School pupils visited Old Waconian Charlotte Whelan, Class of 2017, at the Willows Primary School in Wythenshawe where she is a Reception teacher. Along with their teacher Mr Cartwright, they delivered a lesson to two reception classes about food recycling using wormeries.

As part of the lesson the CHS pupils explained what could and couldn't be recycled/composted and how the Junior School recycle snack waste. The reception children were given 60 food packages with over 20 different food items to sort into chalked circles with ticks and crosses around the EYFS playground. The CHS pupils then opened up the wormery onto the playground, recycled the foods that were able to be recycled and gave the reception children the opportunity to safely handle the worms. 

One of the Junior School wormeries has been left at the Willows for the remainder of this term to allow them to engage further with food recycling and composting. 

"We thoroughly enjoyed having the CHS lot over to see us. The girls were very professional, fantastic representatives and the children really enjoyed the experience! Mr Cartwright and Lucy, Darcy, Charlotte and Liberty are a credit to the school. We can't wait to work together again in future!" Charlotte Whelan, Class of 2017.



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