Chick­ens join the fun at kin­der­garten

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEW AR­RIVAL: Ja­cob Hourn gets to know one of the new kindy chooks.

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