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Year One trip to Sustainable City

On Monday 11th February all of Year One climbed on the school buses and embarked on the journey to Sustainable City. The weather was a sunny, Dubai winter’s day and we got to spend it outside surrounded by greenery and animals…perfect! We visited the bee bus to learn about honey bees and why they are so important to us.

We even got to use magnifying glasses to get a closer look at a bee hive. We climbed up the steep steps of the Bee bus to roll our very own beeswax candle to take home – amazing! We learned all about Sustainable City and what it’s like to live there. 

Do you know that there are no cars allowed down the streets? All of the residents are taken to their houses in golf buggies run on electricity! We were very impressed with all the recycling bins and how much the residents care for the environment. It made us determined to continue recycling our water bottles in school and start thinking about what we can do in our own homes!

There were donkeys, goats, ducks and chickens and it was so nice to see them well cared for and out in the fresh air. The chickens were free-range too which we loved. We were shown around the domes where they grow herbs and vegetables for the residents of Sustainable City. Some of the flowers were even grown on top of a fish tank where they used fish poo instead of soil – we were amazed! 

We got to plant our own beans, remembering to use the right amount of soil and water so that they will grow…maybe into a magic beanstalk? 

Finally, we said goodbye to Sustainable City with our beeswax candles and bean pots in our hands and smiles on our faces!

What a lovely way to spend the day, out in the open air, learning about how to take care of ourselves and our world that we are lucky enough to live in! I think the children will want to spend lots more time out in the fresh air over their half term holiday while we have this wonderful weather! 


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