GARDENING + UPCYCLING WORKSHOP IN BMC SCHOOLS AT MUMBAI
The great success of the Green School Project has reached many citizens of Powai-Hiranandani that decided to volunteer with us; that’s why the team for this time was made by Sonali and Shruti. In particular, Sonali is a very talented woman living in Hiranandani that has experience in upcycling.
At Sangharsh Nagar Municipal School, on Friday 22 September, it took place two workshops: the school is a huge institute situated in a degraded neighborhood, directed by the great job done from the principal Asawari Kilhatkar. Since the relevant number of students there, we decided to divide the first group in the morning and the second in the afternoon.
For the first part, dedicated to the upcycling and waste management concepts, we stayed in one room of the school. During the first 20 minutes, we talked with the kids about plastic pollution, waste management, gardening and composting. We asked the kids what they think about the environmental health and we were surprised to listen to their deep answers.
The first activity can start: skewers, 3 toilet paper rolls, and newspapers. We divided the students, around 40 kids of 9 years old, in small groups and we distributed to them newspapers sheets. Our aim was to create all together a pencil stand for the class and with the second group a dustbin
The children then began rolling around a skewer the newspaper sheet, then cut it into so many pieces, would be used to cover the toilet paper rolls.
A bit of glue, a bit of patience, some color and the pen stand for their class is done!
It really takes little and everyone’s collaboration.
In the second part of the workshops, we continued with the project of the school garden made of plastic containers.
We cut the plastic bottles horizontally, vertically and as we liked it. The flowers used are as always basil and some flowering one.
Reported by Yasmin