Pulwama: Students of Dolphin International School, Pulwama initiated the first of its kind off-campus up-cycling program, led and executed by children from 5th to 7th class on Saturday.
According to the statement, school said that the program was an interactive display of the concept of waste management, which involved home-composting, segregation and creative recycling.
It said the first phase of the project included making of a 200 ltr. compost unit for school, sensitising students about segregation and setting up a maker’s lab to use dry trash for innovative problem-solving.
After successfully converting Dolphin International School campus into an up-cycled campus, “students felt the need for extending their learning to their homes and in turn to their communities,” a statement said.
“This gave way to the uniquely designed off-campus up-cycling project held on Saturday. Students from 4 different areas of South Kashmir hosted an interactive event at their homes and invited their neighbours, friends and cousins residing in the vicinity. Other students from DIS joined them in the process and together each team did a public presentation on how to segregate waste, how to make compost fertiliser at home using food waste and how to creatively reduce and recycle all non-biodegradable waste produced at home,” it reads.
Dolphin International School has also started the up-cycling club – an open creative community club for students and schools which are interested in learning more about waste management in their respective schools or communities. “This initiative has opened doors for a cleaner and greener environment, along with the growth of aware and responsible citizens of tomorrow,” a statement said.