Bayswater: Saint Columba’s Primary School pre-kindy kids inspired by recycling truck visit


Abby Vernon (3), Luca Marrapodi (3) and Lachlan Murphy (3). Picture: David Baylis.
Abby Vernon (3), Luca Marrapodi (3) and Lachlan Murphy (3). Picture: David Baylis.

SAINT Columba’s Primary School pre-kindergarten students drew inspiration from a recycling truck visit to continue teaching their families about sustainability.

About 15 students were treated to a Cleanaway truck visit on June 14.

Among the group was Lachlan Murphy (3), who waited for his neighbourhood truck every Tuesday and encouraged his grandparents to recycle.

Classmate Abby (3) said the class used recycled materials to make different things.

Teacher Chelsea De Luca said the whole school had a recycling bin in each classroom, as part of the mandatory curriculum that included sustainability initiatives.

“It was just the culmination of everything they had been doing with recycling box construction, planting vegetables, collecting a bottle cap collection and they have got a worm farm compost,” she said.

“(The visit) just inspires them so they can actually have a conversation when they go home.

“I have had a bit of feedback from the parents saying how they love it because they are hearing from their kids about it as well.”

She hoped to hold another Cleanaway visit in the future.