Congratulations to our Kindergarten students who were named the winners and most persuasive waste warriors in the Campaspe Shire Council and Veolia Waste Pioneers program.
Mayor Cr Adrian Weston said the program saw students from across Campaspe Shire and Moama actively participate in a range of activities that teach them how they can make a sustainable future possible.
Veolia’s Sustainability Coordinator, Francesca Stafford visited students in July and spoke about waste and sustainability with the introduction of the Waste Pioneers Program (including the major project pitch).
Plastic bottles are the most common item seen at Veolia’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Echuca and our Kindergarten students recycled the 1.25l bottles into a reading ottoman.
Under the guidance of teacher Mrs Andrea Kennedy-Ripon, the kinder class spent the term collecting plastic soda water bottles from home and constructing a large ottoman using hula hoops, recycled bubble wrap and cardboard. They engaged the school community to help with the project with Ashlee Kennaugh sewing together patchwork scraps to make a cover for the ottoman. The class uses their ottoman every day for reading, demonstrating a creative use of resources to construct something useful for their school.
Thanks to Veolia we have won $2000 worth of Veolia waste services. Moama plastic recycling company, Newtecpoly, have also kindly donated an eWood raised garden bed made out of recycled electronic waste!