Murray Bridge South Primary School
Sustainable South School Superheroes (C3)
We are engaged in many actions and have lots of ideas and plans in which we are currently working on or towards. We have assessed the waste to landfill in our school this year and discovered way too much is going to landfill. We want to properly educate others about the proper use of the 4-way bin systems we have introduced over the last two years. Our main project is our garden which has only been a temporary fixture the last few years. We want to make it a permanent space and watch it evolve with abundant fruit and vegetables and make it a valuable learning space for people to enjoy! We will also be creating garden art from old recycled materials.
Reducing landfill through the use of 4 bin systems in classrooms. These include a bin for paper waste, food and vegetable scraps, bottles and cans and general waste. We have used them the last few years but the usage has become an issue with things still going in the wrong bins. We great want to reduce the amount still going to landfill. We want to take pride in our school and teach others to do the same. Rubbish and litter has made our school look poor lately and we want to fix this!
Planting vegetable seeds, seedlings and herbs. We are also transforming the garden space. As part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program being a green thumb is embedded in our curriculum, however we want the whole school to take the approach! We are planning to rejuvenate this area to allow butterflies, and beneficial insects to also flourish and create recycled pieces of art to make it even more appealing. We hope to plant, grow, harvest and cook regularly in our kitchen with fresh produce from our vegetable garden.
We will make sure power is saved by ensuring unnecessary lights are turned off when rooms not in use, as well as any unnecessary electrical appliances such as computers. We have also begun utilising the natural light sources that come into our room rather than switching on lights.
We will connect with nature by undertaking numerous activities in the ourdoors. These include, weeding areas of the school that need attention, getting in touch with the natural world, and group work and team building activities that take place outdoors. We will educate children in younger year levels about nature and the benefits for well-being.
By using our food scraps in compost, we are reducing amounts unnecessarily going to landfill and giving back to the Earth. We are also building knowledge within our class and developing our sense of teamwork.
WE ARE CELEBRATING ENVIROWEEK
We will be engaging within it across the whole week, prior to an continuously after! Shouldn't every week be Enviroweek!!!!?