Chickens join the fun at kindergarten
AT C&K Isis Kindy, it is very important that sustainable practices are embedded in service operations and that children are supported to become environmentally responsible.
The kindy has just acquired three laying hens which director Rhonda Campbell says will be an important part of teaching the children about reducing, re-using and recycling.
Mrs Campbell said the hens would help reduce waste by being fed their scraps and they would provide eggs which the kindy would use in cooking activities and provide fertiliser for the strawberry patch.
“The hens also teach the children about the responsibility of caring for animals – giving them fresh food and water, keeping their pen clean and tidy and making sure they are locked away safely at night,” she said.
“This term we are also going to hatch our own kindy chickens using an incubator and this activity will involve children in learning about life cycles and nature.”
NEW ARRIVAL: Jacob Hourn gets to know one of the new kindy chooks.