Belmont North Preschool
Our Story So Far…
We are going to use natural light and appropriate clothing to reduce our energy usage. Everyone will be encouraged to add a veggie to lunch.
We have recently introduced a worm farm to preschool to utilise any fruit and vegetable scraps. We already have a reusable container philosophy. Children are allowed to leave recyclable materials at preschool but other pure waste is sent back home in lunch boxes to encourage waste reduction awareness. The children are responsible for feeding the worms the food scraps and taking our small inside recycling bins to our large outside bin. We intend to extend these strengths to reducing power through use of natural light and minimising heating/cooling by wearing the most appropriate clothing. We are certainly a work in progress and are aware we have much to learn and many ideas to still explore. We are increasing our fruit trees available to learn about growing fruit and veg and we currently have carrots and celery growing and look forward to trying blueberries from our new bush. We have started the week well and had children sampling vegetables such as snow peas, carrots and celery. It was great to see the kids trying new foods. We made our own sand scoops from recycled milk cartons and dug to the bottom of our sandpit. Our lights were off all day and we minimised heating to early morning only. We have sustained minimising heat on a cold wet week by using jackets. We have adjusted to the natural light. We enjoyed snacking on the veggie plate at morning tea. Thanks to parents for adding veggies to our lunchboxes.