DUBBO students learnt the ins and outs of recycling and had fun doing it in an innovative classroom workshop.
Part of the EnviroMentors, an initiative of the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW campaign, year 4 students of St Pius X Primary School enjoyed learning about recycling and waste management in a hands-on approach to learning.
Students sorted rubbish into different piles like council, charity, garbage and recycling and also discovered where rubbish was mostly found.
St Pius X teacher Lisa Hunt said the kids enjoyed learning about recycling, which was an important concept in their age group.
"The kids made a few presentations and acted out scenarios about what they would do when they came across rubbish," she said.
Keep Australia Beautiful NSW environmental officer Kimberly Crawford said she delivered the 'In the Bin' module to students, to gain knowledge of local waste issues including the appropriate bin for waste items.
"The kids have been sorting waste into the appropriate bins and discussed strategies on how to influence others in terms of littering," she said.
David Imrie, chief executive officer of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW, said the workshops were an important component of Dubbo City Council's overall strategy to increase environmental awareness in local students.
"Dubbo City Council has shown outstanding commitment to educating the local community about sustainability and how to care for their environment," he said.
EnviroMentors also held workshops at Dubbo South Public School and Orana Heights Public School.