Moriah College Primary School
The whole school is getting involved in a range of Enviroweek actions.
Our participation in Clean Up School Day sparked an awareness of the large amount of organic waste being send daily to landfill. To combat this we researched options available to reduce the amount of organic waste and how we could best utilise it within our garden patch. Installing worm towers to each garden bed and compost bins has now enabled us to produce rich compost for use within the garden. A team of students collect organic waste on a daily basis. Sculptures by the Seeds was initiated in 2015 and is now a yearly event. All students are required to create sculptures made entirely from recycled materials collected from home. Sculptures by the Seeds is a community event where student work is displayed throughout the school garden and parents are invited to view the exhibition.
During 2016 we have established a vegetable patch for the Primary school offering students to participate in weekly Gardening Club activities. Students are involved in cultivating, sowing, growing seedlings and food from food, planting and harvesting of crops. To support the growing of these crops we participated in National Plant a Tree Day to improve Biodiversity and provide flowering Australian Native plants to encourage birds and bees for pollination.
Students identified electricity over-comsumption across the school as a major concern. They had seen how often classes were being left empty with all the lights, fans, air conditioners, computers and projectors still running. To encourage everyone to play their part in reducing their impact the students decided to create small signs that could be stuck to the doors of the classroom. They would check the classrooms at recess and lunchtime and leave a note either saying well done for classes who had turned everything off when they left the room or a note stating that the class had left things on unnecessarily. The response from staff has been overwhelmingly positive with students seeing immediate changes in behaviours.
We sorted our separated our waste. More than 20 per cent of our waste was food that could have been eaten or composted. That’s the same as throwing out one in every five bags of groceries.
WE ARE CELEBRATING ENVIROWEEK
Making a special newsletter with all our Enviroweek work to share.