SAMSON Primary School’s pledge to be a waste wise school was put to the test recently when Environment Minister Stephen Dawson dropped in for a visit.
During the waste audit students showed the minister around their vegetable garden and chicken enclosure, as well as telling him about the ways in which they reduced waste.
Over their seven year accreditation the school has established a waste wise garden demonstrating the usefulness of composing when growing vegetables as well as installing a shade house to propagate new seedlings to use in the garden.
All vegetables grown are used in the school’s canteen, with students also heavily involved in recycling paper and looking after a worm farm and two chicken coops.
Samson Primary is one of 388 accredited Waste Wise schools where students work to divert waste from landfill.
Mr Dawson said the program helped to increase awareness about the environmental benefits of avoiding waste, and recycling.
Visit www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au for more information.