KU Galston Preschool
We have had a great time recently at KU Galston Preschool as “spring has sprung”, as the weather warms up the children have been enjoying water play. We love using the watering cans to water our vegetable garden and flowering pots and buckets with paint brushes to paint with water. Our vegetable garden has grown over night and the children have enjoyed our first crop of broccoli and are looking forward to harvesting the beetroot and lettuce in the coming weeks. We have planted tomatoes and cucumbers and have been busy attending to these.
Our silkworms have started hatching and this year we have separated them into 2 boxes, one box we are feeding with mulberry leaves and the other box with beetroot leaves as we have been told that if we feed the silkworms with beetroot leaves they will spin pink cocoons! We are all awaiting to see their colourful cocoons.
Sustainability is embedded into our preschool philosophy and program with many of our children living on acreage and being sustainable is a way of life. We have seriously been looking at our waste and what we can do to reduce our environmental footprint reducing things that go to landfill. Since focusing on waste we have reduced our soft plastics and packaging to only using a small bin each day. The children are so clever in recycling their continue on page 47