Eco is not a dirty word


Oliver Taylor, Brenna Hanly, Bella Baker, Jett Mitchell, Samara Fincham, Petrisha Pestrucci and Tyler Kallawk. Pic by Jon Hewson
Oliver Taylor, Brenna Hanly, Bella Baker, Jett Mitchell, Samara Fincham, Petrisha Pestrucci and Tyler Kallawk. Pic by Jon Hewson

HALLS Head Primary School students are keen to be green.

An eco garden and Enviro Centre, where students can benefit from the fruits of their labour, is just one of the sustainable practices the school promotes.

There is also a no wrap lunch policy, composting and wormeries to reduce the school’s impact on landfill.

Spokeswoman Marg Pantall said there was a collection point for batteries for the school community.

“(Year 5/6 teacher) Mrs Doy is recycling mobile phones, with the proceeds going to protect endangered gorillas,” she said.

“Parents can also put fruit and vegetables scraps in the compost bins; no onion, garlic or citrus peels though.

“The school community saved bottle tops for the new mural.

“Miss Phillips and Mrs Bartlett’s classes have been cleaning and removing white labels and getting them ready.”

Ms Pantall said parents had been wonderful in donating kerbing for garden beds and putting in paths.