Wonga Beach stu­dents have com­mu­nity work in the bag

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS | @SCHOOL -

WONGA Beach State School has al­ways been known for their amaz­ing com­mit­ment to en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion, with the school con­stantly find­ing new ways to not only be­have en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­bly but cre­at­ing fun and ex­cit­ing ways to teach their stu­dents about the dif­fer­ence they can make to our world.

Re­cently, stu­dents have been in­volved in an­other fan­tas­tic com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive, Boomerang Bags, as a way of re­duc­ing their car­bon foot­print. Staff and stu­dents re­cently spent time screen print­ing la­bels for the bags made by the lo­cal branch of Boomerang Bags.

Stu­dents thor­oughly en­joyed not only the process of screen print­ing, but loved know­ing that they were a part of some­thing that would help re­duce waste and also pro­tect our amaz­ing wild life.

The year 3/4/5 class have just re­cently com­pleted a unit that looked at the role hu­mans play in pre­serv­ing an­i­mal life and so the Boomerang Bag ini­tia­tive was a cause close to their hearts as they have been learn­ing about the im­pact of plas­tic bags on marine tur­tles.

Stu­dents thor­oughly en­joyed this project and have al­ready signed up for an­other round of screen print­ing.

Jack Hat­field, Rhett Hawk­ing, Joel Hat­field and Liam Be­van work on Boomerang Bags

Teacher Rick Weimar shows stu­dents Bryson Collins and Ryan Gwynne how to screen print the bags

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