Martins Creek Public School
Martins Creek Enviroteam
We have students leading each project. For Waste Warrior we will have a trading shop. We will trade pre-loved toys, books, mugs, sport and art equipment and we will use our own (fake) Martins Creek dollars with cents. For Green Thumb we will plant new native shrubs in our wild area and prepare the veggie garden for Spring. For Wild Child we will study Minibeasts in our grounds this term. For Sparky, we will research electric cars. We will all bring our lunch "nude" with no packaging and try to keep this up for the rest of the year. We already give our scraps to our neighbour's chickens. We are very excited about setting up our projects for Enviroweek and helping nature in new ways. What are YOU doing?!
We are having a 100% nude food challenge lunch on Wednesday of Enviroweek....the only waste we will have are scraps for the chickens.....zero plastic....hooray! We are also holding a Trading event for pre-loved books and toys. We will use Martins Creek dollars to buy and sell items! We are using our Maths topic of "Money" to develop skills in trading fairly and accurately.
Our GreenThumbs are planning a plant stall for Enviroweek and our end of year concert. We made our own biodegradable seed-raising pots from newspaper and have grown seedlings of lettuce, basil, tomato and beans. We wanted to make grass-head pots with chives or cress because they look funny! Our senior maths students prepared a budget for buying the seeds and materials and what we will charge for them to cover the costs.
We will enjoy the natural power of the Sun, working outdoors for the day, rugging up in warm clothes and turning our computers off . We are also going to do an experiment using a home-made solar oven. We have been studying Shelters this term, made our own bush cubbies in the school grounds from 100% natural materials we found. We have looked at clever house designs around the world that work with nature and save power for heating and cooling.
We only turn the Smartboard on when we need it and some days we don't have it on at all. By turning it off, we help stop CO2 going into the atmosphere from burning coal when electricity is made. This stops global warming problems. Many of us car-pool to school which cuts fuel and exhaust fumes. If we are careful with fuel, there will be more oil for children who may need it in the future. It takes millions of years to create oil. We are very careful with our waste and have yellow and red bins in the classroom for landfill and recycling. Usually they are both pretty empty which is great! We love our school grounds with big trees. We watch our for native birds and minibeasts throughout the year. We even have an owl that visits. We would like to help native bees next.
WE ARE CELEBRATING ENVIROWEEK
Our students have taken the lead this year and are responsible for choosing and creating all the projects. We have a pre-loved trading stall, 100% nude food challenge, seedling stall, nature art and home-made solar oven in the pipeline.