Litter Free Lunches

From term 4 every Friday will be a litter free lunch day at Newlands.

Much of the rubbish that we generate and send to landfill comes from the packaging on the food we buy, and lunch foods are no exception.

In fact, it has been estimated that on average a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates three pieces of litter per day, which equates to 30 kg of waste per year.

Based around the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) – litter free lunches (also known as ‘nude food’) are lunches that contain food items with no disposable packaging or single use items, such as pre-packaged foods, plastic bags, juice poppers, bottled water, disposable utensils, plastic straws or food wrapped in cling wrap or foil.

Instead, all food is provided in reusable food and drink containers, so that there is no packaging to place into the bin and the majority of the waste produced is organic (i.e. food scraps) which can be recycled via school compost bins and worm farms.

Benefits of litter free school lunches include:

  • students eating healthier lunches, as they are being provided with less pre-packaged ‘gimmicky’ snack foods and more fresh food in appropriate amounts
  • less waste being produced and sent to landfill
  • cheaper lunches, as food items bought in bulk are less expensive than pre-packaged products
  • a reduction in waste collection and disposal costs to the school, as less waste is being generated by the school community
  • providing students with a practical example of how simple behaviour change can easily address a widespread environmental issue
  • promotion of environmental stewardship and advocacy within the school
  • a cleaner school; research has shown that less litter is dropped in areas free of litter compared to areas where litter is more noticeable.

Introducing a litter free lunch day or program is a great way to reduce the amount of rubbish coming into school.th9081YFWW thCB40VYIC

What can you do to be a good citizen?

A good citizen is some who respects others and their property.
He/she is helpful and considerate, willing to put others first.
He/she listens to the views of others and thinks about what they have to say.
He/she helps people who are not in a position to help themselves.
He/she respects the environment and does not damage it in anyway.
He/she works hard.
He/she is well mannered and pleasant.
He/she is always willing to learn



Hot Air Ballons

The hot air balloon is the oldest form of flying technology that can successfully carry people. The earliest use of hot air to make objects fly was made in Ancient China. Paper lanterns were sent into the air for signalling.

The first hot air balloon to carry a person was made by the Montgolfier brothers. On 19 September 1783, they demonstrated their invention for King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette at the French court in Paris. The passengers were a sheep, a duck and a rooster. They flew for 480 metres. The first flight carrying a person was on 15 October 1783. It carried Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier. The balloon was attached to the ground by a rope. The first free flight, without being attached to the ground, was a few weeks later, on 21 November 1783. It carried Marquis François d’Arlandes and Pilatre de Rozier.



History of the hot air balloon.

How does a hot air balloon work?





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When a fog lifts the resulting clouds are called?

The small ripples in cirrocumulus clouds sometimes represent what?

Wispy white clouds are called?

What are clouds made of?

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What clouds look like pieces of floating cotton?

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Now try this quiz if you are game.