On Wednesday 26th February, the Eco-Committee and the School Council went on a trip to Ardley ERF near Bicester, to learn about what happens to our rubbish. The facility began operation in 2014, treating about 326,300 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year. It diverts at least 95% of Oxfordshire’s residual municipal waste away from landfill and generates enough electricity to power the equivalent of 59,616 homes.
The children visited the centre to learn about sustainable waste management and how energy recovery fits into the waste hierarchy.
They were taught about how we need to manage the Earth’s precious resources and how to improve waste reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery.
Everyone got to meet Meg, the life-sized “Megawattasaurus” made entirely from recycled materials. There was a really interesting tour of the site and then the chance to have some hands-on fun in the interactive exhibition hall.
The tour guide was extremely impressed by how knowledgeable the children were and how much good work is already happening at Rollright School. It was a great morning and an excellent learning opportunity for those children who are leading environmental change in the school.
Thank you to Mrs Keene who drove us to Ardley!