Thursday, 25 April 2013


On Tuesday Middle S went to CERES. We learnt that it stands for "Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies". It's a place where people tell you about the environment. We went to three different areas. The first one was about water and how its being used. The second one was about energy. The last one was water bug catching. They were all really fun! - Madeline and Mia

These are some  of the things we learnt...
If you leave the tap dripping for a year, 15,000  litres or more could  be wasted - Ruby
I learnt that Moquito fish can live in any habbitat so you can find them anywhere - Angus
I learnt that you could be drinking the Queens water or someone else's - Mia
I learnt that clothes don't take as long as you think to disintegrate. I also learnt that there were ways to make moden houses without effecting the environment - James!!!
I learnt that C.E.R.E.S stands for Center for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies - Piers
I learnt that glass bottles take a very long time to break down- Jasmine
I learnt that 1 kilogram of beef is 15,000 litres of water- Alex
I learnt that when you have a shower you get a bucket and put it under the shower when you're setting the temp and you save tons of water. Last night I had a shower and I saved about seven litres of water. My mum said " I can put that in the garden and I wont have to water the garden in another week"- Jack
If a tap drips for one year it will fill up a whole water tank - Brandon
I learnt that one piece of rubbish can hurt lots of animals - Dylan 


  1. Congratulations Middle S!
    That is some great learning. You even taught me a couple of things. There are so many little things that we can do that will make a BIG change to the environment. Thank you for reminding us all to be more caring and less wasteful.
    Mrs Gridley

  2. Hi Middle S. I agree with Mrs Gridley, this was a really good reminder for everyone of some little changes we can make in our lives that will have a big impact on our water usage and our environment. Madeline had the quickest shower she has ever had tonight!!!! We got our water bill yesterday and talked about how much we use and I thought about some of the things Madeline had come home and told us on Tuesday. We can definitely use less in our family. Your excursion was very timely for our household. Thanks for sharing your learning with us. Suzi

  3. As a parent helper, we all had a fantastic day, learning about our environment and how to look after it. There were so many interesting facts that amazed me. Everyone worked together enthusiastically which was great to see!

  4. Taking care the environment is a very big job for us all. Each time we help in a small way it makes a difference. Keep helping out! We have lots of ways to to that at school and at home.
    Mrs Bellesini :)

  5. Congratulations Middle S,
    You have reminded us about the small things that are possible to make a difference to our environment. We all have a responsibility to take care of our world and what we do or don't do has an impact we will never see. We need passionate people like yourselves to continuously remind us to step up.
    You are our future!!!!!

  6. Middle S...I loved reading about the things that made an impact on you. We have a duty to care for God's beautiful creation and you are leading the way!

    Mrs Yore


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