DARCH students turned their focus to waste in a two-day program towards the end of term.
Ashdale Secondary College launched an initiative to educate and motivate Year 7 students to consider waste reduction and ways they could create change in the community.
On December 11, students did a beach clean-up led by Tangaroa Blue, then the following day they split into ‘Waste warrior tribes’ to take on a variety of challenges.
Those included building an up-cycled art model from rubbish collected at a beach clean-up; investigating micro-plastics or creating a YouTube video documenting the projects.
Other challenges investigated recycling storm water solutions, designing and constructing a device to aid in clean-ups, writing and illustrating a short story, or designing and building a bike compound out of recycled materials.
There was also a group of roving reporters, a drama piece with a focus on fast fashion and an investigation into paper consumption.
Groups also investigated nude food days for waste-free lunchbox packaging, and designed solutions to issues identified in 2018 waste wise audit.