This is a poem that the grade 4 children wrote at the end of a sustainability unit called ‘ Be Wise with Waste”. We presented it at the Resource Smart School Awards, where we were highly commended in the Rubbish Free Lunch Challenge.
Heading down the Sustainability Track.
At Orchard Grove,we’re heading down the sustainability track
We’re looking forward not looking back
We’re always striving to be green
Follow this adivce and be really keen.
RECYCLE your packaging, plastic boxes are the go
No bits of rubbish everywhere and our yard will say ‘yo’
REUSE things like a lovely old tin
Try and save it from the landfill bin
RETHINK before you buy and ask yourself this,
“Do I really need it?”
“No I can give it a miss”.
REFUSE some things that come your way
Say,”I don’t need to have new things everyday”.
REPAIR your old toys like your old bike
Make it look new for some little tike
Think about what you put your rubbish in.
Does it go in the landfill,recycle or compost bin?
We are right next to Wurundjeri Walk
Let’s make sense when we talk
We don’t want our rubbish to blow away
Or in the bushland and creeks it will stay
Our message is be green, not grey
Make rubbish your prey
Don’t leave it astray
Or the environment will pay
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE,
RETHINK, REFUSE and REPAIR
That’s how we should do it everywhere
ORCHARD GROVE is on the right track
Looking to the future, not looking back.