Kindergartens shine silver!
Two of our kindergartens reflected at Enviroschools Silver in Term 2: congratulations to Picton Kindergarten and Seymour Kindergarten.
Tamariki at Picton Kindergarten have been doing lots of inspiring work in their local environment. They visited Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary and planted native trees, helped to clean up local beaches, and learnt how to care for the creatures in the ocean. They even upcycled old tee-shirts to make their own carry bags, which they can use instead of plastic ones!
At Seymour Kindergarten the vision is ‘looking after Papatūānuku, so she can look after us’. Tamariki and their whanau learn about the natural environment in a hands-on way. The kindergarten has a worm farm, compost area, chickens, a vege garden, an orchard, a bug house, and a newly created native area around their bike track. Children have also been growing swan plants and raising monarch butterflies. They use eggs and produce from their gardens in their regular baking sessions.