The P&C’s sustainability working group held its first working bee on Sunday the 15th of July, 2018, and we’re amazed by what was achieved in just a few hours. Thank you to Bunnings Logan Road and to everyone who helped out on the day.
Check out the revamped vegetable garden near Kidzone, where MRSS’s gardening club is growing tomatoes, herbs, lettuce, broccoli, radishes, eggplants, sweet potatoes and strawberries! Or head down to admire the beautiful new entrance to the Environmental Learning Area (home of the MRSS chickens), complete with new plants and stepping stones/logs. The undercover area of B block is also sparkling thanks to some high pressure cleaning.
And don’t worry if you missed it, there’s another working bee planned for later this term!
Some more details:
🌳 Bunnings Logan Road donated the plants, soil, wood and a lockable storage box for the kids to put their gloves/tools.
🌳 Miss Kelly kicked off the gardening club with her class (and there were done 3K kids parents volunteering on the day) but we all hope it takes off in other classes as well given there are many other unused garden beds around the school.
🌳 The kids gardening club will be maintaining the plants but anyone is welcome to lend a hand if they are at the school and notice the plants need some care.
🌳 Shoutout to Terry for donating an awesome hose and reel for watering the plants.
🌳 Hours were spent high pressure cleaning under B block to remove bird droppings, dirt and grime to make it much more pleasant for the kids to eat and play in this area during break time.
🌳 We built a lovely new entrance to the Environmental Learning Area, with stepping stones/logs to walk over. There is still a lot of work to be done in this area and it will be a focus of future working bees.
🌳 There was so much support for this working bee from parents, carers, teachers, students and the community. There is much more to be done and we are already planning another one for later in the term!
For More Information
Contact Magdalena or Sophie from the P&C Sustainability Working Group for more details on 0429 846 654 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our four hens and one guinea fowl live in the permaculture area and love visits and pats from the kids. Join the “Team Chicken” family roster for weekends and school holidays. Visit our volunteer rosters to join – you can keep any eggs you find! Help is still needed for the September holidays and Term 3 and 4 weekends.