Kids busy play­ing in the dirt

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

The three-year-olds at Co­bram Blue­bird Kin­der­garten have been get­ting their hands dirty as part of their sus­tain­abil­ity pro­gram.

Fif­teen en­thu­si­as­tic preschool­ers had the chance to do some gar­den­ing at Mitre 10.

Dirt was fly­ing ev­ery­where as the chil­dren filled their pot plants, but they did not care one iota, rev­el­ling in the chance to get out­side and have some fun.

Co­bram Blue­bird’s Kerry Vi­t­ullo said the early ed­u­ca­tion group had im­ple­mented dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties for the chil­dren to en­joy to teach sus­tain­abil­ity.

‘‘We are teach­ing sus­tain­abil­ity and it’s all based on the chil­dren’s in­ter­ests and what they en­joy and they have loved learn­ing all about the dif­fer­ent weeds, seeds and Vi­t­ullo said.

‘‘Shan­non from Mitre 10 said we could come over here be­cause it’s the only plants,’’ Mrs nurs­ery and she set ev­ery­thing up for us, which was very kind of her and the kids have had a blast.’’

The chil­dren have also been look­ing af­ter a hy­dro­ponic lab full of chick­peas and broad beans.

They will soon start work­ing on a vegie garden.

Help­ing hand: Shan­non from Mitre 10 (far right) shows the chil­dren how it’s done.

All rugged up: Char­lie shows off her hard work.

Fun and games: gloves. Jack­son finds an ex­tra use for rub­ber

Close in­spec­tion: adding up. Nathanael makes sure ev­ery­thing is

Twins: Iz­abella and Sap­phire work in uni­son.

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