In 2017 Katherine Lewisohn worked hard with staff, parents and children to promote responsible policies and practices at Lilian Cannam. Our 2018 Sustainability Team headed by Nicki Mete, continue this important work. Composting, worm farms, gardening and providing a natural environment successfully engages children. However, these are only one of many ways we can teach sustainable development.

This week we took delivery of our “recycle station” bins. The children have been using our recycle stations to practise their sorting skills. We have been looking at packaging labels and recycling symbols to help us to identify how different types of packaging can be recycled. Our transparent recycling bins allows us to see what goes in each bin, promoting the correct separation of waste. On Sunday Earth Day has encouraged us to “Help End Plastic Pollution” by finding out how many plastic items we consume every year and make a PLEDGE to reduce that amount. The children have been collecting all plastic that comes into the kindergarten! We hope to work together to reduce this amount in the future.