Geraldton Grammar School
Geraldton Grammar Green Thumbs
Our Story So Far…
The whole school is getting involved in a range of Enviroweek actions.
Each Year 6 student spends a term focussing on Sustainability as part of our Leadership program. We have participated in Clean Up days and helped plant trees for the City of Greater Geraldton's Million Trees Project. The Year 6s have been promoting the Waste Wise message at assemblies all year. We have been recycling newspapers as well. The money will be used for gardening and recycling equipment. Ideas created by the Year 6s have included having buckets for worms and chooks in the lunch area so our organic waste can be recycled; and promoting Wrapper Free Wednesdays to try to reduce the amount of plastic waste from lunches. We have made a vegie garden for the Upper Primary students in a corner of the school that wasn't being used. We are harvesting our salad vegies this week. We will then prepare the garden beds to plant our next crop. Our school is in a place that is very hot and windy in summer, so we think that watermelon might survive! It is also great for sharing. The Year 2/3s are involved with being Green Thumbs as well. They have been growing basil from seeds. They are also Waste Wise - they feed their crunch & sip scraps to their class guinea pigs. Year 2/3P are holding a Swap Meet for their class this Friday, 29th August, for Enviro Week, so we are going to add them to our Challenge because they are also saving Black Balloons.