GREEN SCHOOLS: committed to looking after the environment. In Screen NS we are currently working on the 5th Green Schools Flag for Bio-diversity, having won the award for litter and waste, energy and water and transport previously.
With the Green Schools Award being a 2 year process, preparations for bio-diversity began last year when we were very busy participating in the Great Plant Hunt with each child in the school surveyed at the beginning of the year and again in term 3.
We also worked extremely hard in the last school year to boost our amazing school garden where we grow wild flowers, fruit and vegetables. Children and parents tend this garden with input from many valued professionals with knowledge in this field. Here in Screen we pride ourselves on our hedge-grows which have been maintained in their natural states as much as possible to provide habitats for many animals. We also endeavour to reduce, reuse and recycle each day with a composting area in school.
Shrubs were planted in conjunction with the Parents’ Council (one plant per family) last year and as we walk around our walking track, we are able to see the growth progress!
Parents also helped the children to prepare raised beds and planting areas for a variety of plants including our vegetable and fruit beds where we harvest our produce annually with Pumpkins for Halloween, potatoes for Sports Day in June and many more. Such produce are then used in recipes and tested by all the kids in Screen NS! Yum!