On Thursday 19th May the two first year Home Economics classes visited the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. The Rediscovery Centre is Ireland’s National Centre for the Circular Economy. The students participated in a sustainable living workshop. Students learned more about the UN Global Goals and how interconnected they all are, they explored ways to be more sustainable with resources in their daily lives.
Students examined the concept of upcycling and reusing materials and items and they upcycled an old t-shirt into a tote bag. Next year students will complete a textile project as part of their CBA (Classroom Based Assessment) in Home Economics and so the trip was a great source of inspiration for this. They can also made connections on how the Global Goals relate to other subjects that they are studying in school.