LOSTANT — After studying the negative impact that plastic has had on the oceans, the Student Council and science students at Lostant Grade School collaborated last year to help reduce some of the plastic in the landfills.
The students collected, cleaned, sorted and weighed various caps and packaged them 50 pounds per bag for transport. The students put a great deal of work into this project and learned the importance of precision, collecting data and working together.
The students collected a total of 400 pounds of caps, which was enough to order two Buddy Benches. After a long wait, the benches arrived in early October. These Buddy Benches are located on the playground.
Buddy Benches are used for students who may feel left out or without a buddy during recess. That student can sit on the bench and when others notice someone sitting there alone, they can invite the student to play. So, while reusing recyclable materials to help save the environment, the students are also working to make Lostant school a kinder, more inclusive environment.