Winterfold Primary joins low-carbon project


Teacher Erica Sharp-Nippierd with students (from left) Tom Slaughter, Caitlin Moncur and Kailee Atkinson in the school's garden.
Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d457167
Teacher Erica Sharp-Nippierd with students (from left) Tom Slaughter, Caitlin Moncur and Kailee Atkinson in the school's garden. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d457167

WINTERFOLD Primary School students are learning to leave smaller imprints on the earth as they become one of the latest to join the Low Carbon Schools project.

The two-year program works with students to reduce their carbon footprint, teaching them about issues such as sustainability and natural resources.

Winterfold teacher Erica Sharp-Nippierd said the school joined the program because it wanted to reduce its carbon footprint and teach the next generation about sustainability.

“The school is developing its own action plan to reduce carbon emissions through making a variety of changes and introducing some student-led initiatives,” she said,

“Winterfold has also been fortunate to have a Millennium Kids workshop at the school, whereby student-led carbon reduction projects were discussed with some ideas on their way to being implemented.”

Ms Sharp-Nippierd said some initiatives would be working on the community garden, using flow-less taps, switching to LED lighting, using tap timers and investing in solar panels.”

For more information visit www.simplycarbon.com.au/ low-carbon-schools.