Trocano Project teaches students the benefits of recycling.
On 24th May 2023, the Trocano Project team delivered a lecture about the importance and benefits of recycling. 50 students from the Alcides Brandão Municipal School attended the recycling education session.
It’s focus was on recycling garbage and the impact this has on the environment. As part of a lesson in citizenship and respect for the environment, the students learned about the selective collection of rubbish that can be recycled.
The lecture was provided by Trocano team member Jorge Felipe with the support of team members Luana Ferreira and Lene Maria Gomes Guimarães.
Learning the Importance of Recycling
The Elementary school students attended the afternoon presentation. They had the opportunity to answer some questions asked by the team during the lecture.
In addition, the presentation provided illustration slides to help the identification of the selective collection bins. The team then explained what can be destined in each container according to the symbol and colour of the trash.
They were presented with images of two streams, one clean and one full of garbage and contaminated. The students were then asked if they would have the courage to bathe in contaminated water like that. This was another useful way to demonstrate the effect of pollution if we do not start separating the garbage properly.
Finally, a video then played to the students to make them aware of the importance of caring for our planet so that we can all enjoy a healthy environment.
Making Recycling Fun and Educational
At the end of the session, the team invited students to take on a challenge, which they were very excited about. The theme of the challenge was Recyclable Toys. The objective is the modification and change of attitudes towards the disposal of recyclable materials in the future. This activity will help them to practice the recycling education they learned today.
The students formed into groups of 6 students under the supervision of the science teacher. A committee of judges will evaluate the modelled toys. The panel includes Environment Secretary Rafael Pantoja, Undersecretary Ananda Corrêa and Maria Socorro Paiva.