Big Green School Conference
As we walked into the church we silently sat down in our seats and quietly listened to St Louis welcome all the schools to their school. After introducing everyone, we listened to a couple who started a company called Upparel. The company began selling socks but now they recycle donated clothes. They upcycle the clothes. They use the different clothing materials to make filling for pillows and a dense cushioning product that can be used to insulate homes helping protect the environment by saving clothing going to landfill.
Next we listened to a lady who presented the company called OzHarvest / OzFeast. They are about helping the community by delivering good quality leftover food to people in need. After recess we did activities led by the St Louis students. This included holding guinea pigs, holding chickens, frogs and turtles. Making a decomposable seedling holder, learning about worms and lastly holding a blue tongue lizard and catching tadpoles.
We had lunch and then all the schools presented their work for the Golden Chook Award and sadly we didn't win. We were glad that we went because we enjoyed all the schools being together and all the activities that were put together. We are interested and glad we could hear about ways we can help save the environment. Next year we hope to go because it was well worth the time we had and enjoyed everything. By Luke & Camilla
On Monday, the Environment and Sustainability group went to the Big Green Schools Conference at St Louis with six year 5 students. We were one of eight other schools.
The founders of Upparel a company to stop textile waste across Australia shared a lot of facts about how they have reduced textile waste. After that Kate, from Ozhaverest spoke to us about how Ozharvest was created and its purpose.
After the break all schools presented their big green sustainability goal. While the judges were deciding who won we went around and did activities in the garden at St Louis. We learnt about a range of animals such as blue tongued lizards and turtles. Mentone Park Primary School won the golden chook award for the most sustainable changes made to their school. By Amelie
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