CREATIVE RECYCLING ENJOYED BY STUDENTS AT SUMTER COUNTY PRIMARY
As the news of a $1,000,000 cost avoidance goal is reached, teachers and students in Sumter County Schools are becoming even more conscious of overuse and improper disposal of commonly used containers. "It is vital that we begin educating our youngest students about the need to protect their environment. They are our future and the callous way many of us discard containers, created to heighten speedier access and convenience in our world, are now causing increased alarm about their disposal. We try to teach a better disposal action in every possible scenario," said Sumter Primary Principal, Mrs. Cindy Hughes.
At Sumter County Primary, teachers are proud of the creativity shown for after-use of plastics and metals. Here, a REDUCE-REUSE-RECYCLE display, by Mrs. Myrtice Volley's kindergarten class, shows a fun after-use for disposable products. On the display is a robot made from a yogurt bottle, a hot rod from a plastic bottle, a pink pig from a 2-liter soft drink bottle, a wind chime from an aluminum plate/yarn and CDs, and a bottle decorated in a spring flower motif that will be used for watering plants. "This was a fun unit to teach. As we researched possible uses of these recyclable materials, I learned additional information about future industrial use for the manufacture of carpet, insulation and long-lasting ground cover. The list of recycling ideas increases each day," said Mrs. Volley.
Before their display, from left, is Principal Cindy Hughes, Dakamerica Reddict, Anthony Tyson, Deziray Horn and Shamaiyah Jordan. On this day, Sumter Primary also enjoys celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss.