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National Recycling Week – Ollie and the Spectral Spectacles – [email protected] – Upper Primary

Meet Ollie. He’s a genius inventor. Or at least, he wants to be. That’s if his inventions actually worked. Instead of getting him into trouble. But one day, everything changes when he discovers a pair of glasses that allow him to see the power of unwanted items and transform them into incredible inventions – that work.

This hilarious book from well known Australian entertainer Jimmy Rees (Jimmy Giggle on Giggle and Hoot) is all about creative thinking and caring for the environment.

In this lesson, you’ll become an inventor just like Ollie, designing your own inventions using old, unused and unwanted items from around your house, while thinking about how much we send to landfill that could be reused or repurposed using forums such as Gumtree.

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Students will have the opportunity to deep dive into the concepts of workplace diversity and sexism and harassment in the workplace. The lessons in this unit encourage students to take a proactive approach to creating a better world, both in and outside of work. 

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