Mackenzie Thorpe Centre

The Mackenzie Thorpe Centre is an independent specialist school based in South Bank, Redcar and Cleveland for pupils aged 5-19

Working together to inspire, support, celebrate and equip autistic and neurodiverse people to fulfil their potential in life.

Class 2 enjoyed learning about Recycling as part of Outdoor Education Month.

Pupils watched a video on the effect that littering and not recycling has on the environment, which sparked a lovely and inquisitive conversation about how we can help our environment.  

The children also helped to set up our very own recycling centre within the class. Lukus used Microsoft Word to create his poster and found suitable images on the internet. Sophia enjoyed colouring in her poster but then added some images form the internet that she found herself. Alfie helped to create the sign using Microsoft Word, he independently highlighted the letters and changed the font and size. 

Additionally, the children went into the community to pick up some litter. They separated the litter into plastics and general waste, took it back to the classroom and sorted it into the right bins. 

Furthermore, in art, the children have enjoyed making bird feeders out of plastic bottles which implemented the idea of reusing waste. 

Meanwhile, class 4 used their science lessons to look at the habitats we can find in our school grounds and made some new habitats by planting up some raised beds made from recycled car tyres.

The class are also growing cherry tomatoes, potatoes and strawberries and are looking forward to trying our their home-grown crops later in the summer.  

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