Launching the Big Battery Hunt at Irchester

At the start of this term the Lab_13 Committee did an assembly to launch our Big Battery Hunt! In the assembly we asked the audience lots of questions about what batteries are used for, and why they might not work. We also did a performance with Fintan as a battery who had run out of energy! We told him why he didn’t want to end up on a rubbish heap leaking poisonous chemicals for 100 years, but be recycled into something useful like metal for a car instead!


Each class has to collect as many batteries as they can as a team. Each child received a battery box to collect lifeless batteries to recycle. We want to collect batteries to recycle, to stop harming the environment with the dangerous chemicals which are inside batteries.

Each class will be recording how many batteries they collect each week, using different ways of showing the information: like pictograms, pie charts, bar charts or line graphs. Some classes are even finding out which types of batteries are collected the most!

The class with the most batteries collected at the end of the term will win a spectacular prize. The class with the most batteries so far is:  4MD with over 400 batteries after only 1 week!


Week 1 Whole School collection: 3205 batteries!

We interviewed some children and staff about the battery hunt, and discovered that Isabella has been collecting batteries from her relatives, while Mrs Loasby and Mrs Alison have collected quite a lot of batteries and are helping the staff team.

By Nyah and Dulcie


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Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
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1 Response to Launching the Big Battery Hunt at Irchester

  1. Jade Major says:

    WOW! What a huge, positive impact you are going to have on the environment by recycling all of those batteries rather than allowing them to end up in landfill. Great effort, keep it up!

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