Change The World In 5 Minutes – Everyday at SchoolOn August 11, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Can a bunch of primary school kids really change the world? Well, we’re gonna try. Hi, I’m Coulter and my class and I have split into teams and we’re going to spend the first 5 minutes of school every day this week changing the world. At our house we have heaps of old mobiles lying around and across Australia they reckon there are about 10 million and the parts can all be recycled. So we’ve asked every kid in school to bring in their old mobiles and we have 5 minutes to pick them up. Mobiles have these really poisonous chemicals in them and when we chuck them out with the garbage the chemicals go into the water and soil and end up in our food. [PHONE RINGS] Hi I’m Dana and this is a seedling and at our school we turn this into this. This morning my group has 2 challenges. First we have to weed our garden and plant new veggies. Then we have to feed our whole class. And we only have 3 minutes left. Tuesday is our ‘Munch n Crunch’ day where local growers donate fruit and veg for us to eat but today we’re adding stuff from our own garden. Hey I’m Brigitte and today me and my group are on a mission to turn off all the electrical stuff in the school that’s not being used coz it’s not like you can deny global warming anymore and wasting power is one of the big planet warmers. Hey! Who did that!? Hi I’m Gabby Most kids in my class say they want new toys, games and books and things like that but they also think they’ve got a whole bunch of stuff they don’t want anymore. So rather than chuck things into landfill and buy new stuff our group’s organised everybody to bring in something and we’re having a 5 minute free garage sale. An Aussie family of 4 generates nearly 7 tonnes of waste every year. which is a third more than we did 10 years ago. Hey I’m Finn and my group has challenged everyone in the class to bring in the shortest and best joke they know. We have 5 minutes to tell 30 jokes This guy walks into a bar. What do you think he says? Ouch! Why does the ocean roar? You would too if you had crabs on your bottom. What do you call a deer with no eyes? No idea (eye-deer) It’s been proven that laughter decreases stress, cures sickness and helps people live longer. What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs? Why can’t eggs tell each other jokes? What type of monster is a….wait, no, no, got it wrong.. What is the best day to get a tan at the beach? Why did the veggies laugh? What type of cheese does a monster eat? Monsterella! 5 minutes might not sound like much, but it’s roughly 16 hours a year for each person. 4 classes could give nearly 2000 hours a year to changing the world. All in just 5 minutes a day. So what could your class do?