KU Gal­ston Preschool

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - School News -

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

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