Dayton: Riverlands Montessori School starts recycling revolution

Dayton: Riverlands Montessori School starts recycling revolution

DAYTON’S Riverlands Montessori School has started a recycling revolution in an attempt to become more sustainable.

The school, which was registered as a Waterwise School in 2016, has place coloured bins at stations around the school where children and parents are encouraged to bring items that can be recycled.

The recycling project is only one of the initiatives the school has undertaken to be sustainable, with each class also having their own worm farm and outdoor composters.

Deputy principal Ian Chapman said the projects would help teach students to be wise about waste and consider what they are putting into landfill.

“The children now see the many benefits in the way the school recycles and reuses products that were previously thrown into bins at home and sent to landfill,” he said

“The whole journey for us is to provide a positive future for our children and a healthy planet on which to live for many years to come.”

Each class has garden beats to care for, including herbs and vegetables and any scraps are fed to the schools chickens, with the eggs used in the schools cooking programs.

School principal Ineke Oliver said the schools ethos was to nurture the community and environment.

“We would like to think we are providing a positive influence for the wider community in years to come,” he said.

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