MORE THAN FAIR: Jonah Mitchell, dirtgirl and the school’s environment minister, James Fleming.
MORE THAN FAIR: Jonah Mitchell, dirtgirl and the school’s environment minister, James Fleming. Richard Forbes

Green kids celebrate a win with dirtgirl

TOTALLY unapologetic for persuading children to get outside and get dirty, dirtgirl did it in the flesh when she visited Alstonville Public School yesterday.

She visited the school to "congratulate all of these amazing green thumbs on the World Environment Day Groovy Green Fair".

"They have done so much amazing work here and I had to see first-hand what had been achieved," dirtgirl said.

"But it's every day, not just World Environment Day.

"What they've achieved is so cool. Everyone could learn so much from Alstonville Public.

"I think the green thumbs here are setting an amazing example for others to follow.

"It's good that my message of composting, having worms in the soil and picking up rubbish is flowing through to parents. That's important.

"Today's children are our future planet dwellers and, if they show that these things matter to them, then hopefully adults will take notice."

School environment spokeswoman Heather Dunn said the plastic bag-free fair raised $6000 for sustainable projects.

"For the second consecutive year, ours was the winning event for the Australia-wide dirtgirlworld Eco Carnival, and we received a large covered vegie pod," Mrs Dunn said.

The fresh organically grown school produce will be used in the canteen, cooking classes, and for students to 'graze on'.



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