Earth Day: Chidlow Primary School students learning to be kinder to the Earth


Tayha Duff and Sahara Jauncey collecting batteries for Earth Day.   |Picture: David Baylis d454386
L-R: Taya Coverley (10) of Chidlow and Charlotte Ferguson (9) of Wundowie making posters for Earth Day.  Earth Day fun at Chidlow Primary School.
L-R: Sahara Jauncey (9) of Wooroloo and Martin Beal from the Mundaring Men's Shed, playing with old style toys made by Mundaring Men's Shed.  Earth Day fun at Chidlow Primary School.
L-R: Sahara Jauncey (9) of Wooroloo and Martin Beal from the Mundaring Men's Shed, playing with old style toys made by Mundaring Men's Shed.  Earth Day fun at Chidlow Primary School.
L-R: Cody O'Brien (10) of Chidlow, Ron Klein from the Mundaring Men's Shed and Zayne Campbell (9) of Chidlow, playing with old style toys made by the Mundaring Men's shed, which includes a tin can telephone.  Earth Day fun at Chidlow Primary School.
L-R: Cody O'Brien (10) of Chidlow, Ron Klein from the Mundaring Men's Shed and Zayne Campbell (9) of Chidlow, playing with old style toys made by the Mundaring Men's shed, which includes a tin can telephone.  Earth Day fun at Chidlow Primary School.
Tayha Duff and Sahara Jauncey collecting batteries for Earth Day. |Picture: David Baylis d454386 L-R: Taya Coverley (10) of Chidlow and Charlotte Ferguson (9) of Wundowie making posters for Earth Day. Earth Day fun at Chidlow Primary School. L-R: Sahara Jauncey (9) of Wooroloo and Martin Beal from the Mundaring Men's Shed, playing with old style toys made by Mundaring Men's Shed. Earth Day fun at Chidlow Primary School. L-R: Sahara Jauncey (9) of Wooroloo and Martin Beal from the Mundaring Men's Shed, playing with old style toys made by Mundaring Men's Shed. Earth Day fun at Chidlow Primary School. L-R: Cody O'Brien (10) of Chidlow, Ron Klein from the Mundaring Men's Shed and Zayne Campbell (9) of Chidlow, playing with old style toys made by the Mundaring Men's shed, which includes a tin can telephone. Earth Day fun at Chidlow Primary School. L-R: Cody O'Brien (10) of Chidlow, Ron Klein from the Mundaring Men's Shed and Zayne Campbell (9) of Chidlow, playing with old style toys made by the Mundaring Men's shed, which includes a tin can telephone. Earth Day fun at Chidlow Primary School.

CHIDLOW Primary School students are learning from an early age to leave a lighter footprint on the planet.

The school’s Earth Day activities take place twice a year, with today’s event open to neighbouring primary schools.

Year 3 teacher Julie Frantom said the day would be a highlight of the school’s environmental studies.

“It’s a fabulous activity-based day of learning,” she said.

Mundaring Men’s Shed members will show children how to make retro toys from recycled materials.

Other activities will involve the planting of native seedlings with volunteers from Rio Tinto Earth Assist.

Among the school’s guests will be presenters from the Water Corporation, Keep Australia Beautiful and Nearer to Nature.

Environmental educator and local naturalist Eric McCrum will share his sustainability know-how with children and community visitors.

Other attractions will include a workshop by local indigenous artist-in-resident Norma McDonald and a visit from Kanyana Wildlife volunteers.