Worms turn on waste
STAFF and students at Victoria Park Christian School are doing their bit to make the world more sustainable.
The school received $2184 for a new recycling system, a worm farm and gardening equipment, which has helped it turn around its approach to the environment.
Pre-primary teacher Rebekah Eyre, who heads up the school’s Waste Wise Committee, said she wanted the students to understand what it meant to be environmentally friendly.
“I’ve worked in early childhood for about 10 years and sustainability has become a buzz word but I wanted to transform what the school was doing,” she said.
“I want the students to feel the importance of looking after the planet and it links to Christian ethics.
“We’ve got about six or seven students on the committee, as well as parents and teachers, so it has a community feel.”
Ms Eyre said the school was in the process of getting chickens, which would eat organic waste such as vegie scraps and lay eggs.
“We are also getting more garden beds so we can grow our own vegies to eat and cook with,” she said.
“We have 3kg of worms in the worm farm, which is about 3000 worms, and every student in the school gets the chance to look after the worm farm on different days.”
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