Pupils’ green thumbs
BEXHILL Primary School proves children are never too young to start taking care of our environment.
On Thursday, the school held a green day where they belatedly celebrated National Tree Day by dressing in green, planting new gardens and participating in environmentally friendly activities.
With mulch and soil donated from Lismore City Council and Bunnings Warehouse, Bexhill Primary built two new gardens and prepared spaces for new chicken coops.
The children participated in a competition to see who could bring the healthiest lunch and made wire flower sculptures.
Students also brought a gold coin donation which will go towards purchasing more plants for the school.
Kindergarten and Year 1 teacher Wendy Brierley said Bexhill Primary prided itself in its environmental sustainability.
"We're a very green school," she said.
"We take home all our own rubbish, we have a compost bin, a chook pen and water tanks."
Mrs Brierley said it was very important for children to learn about environmental sustainability from a young age.
"We hope children will be learning about the environment from day one.
"When the children become involved in the environmental aspects of the school they start to take some ownership of our school." City Toyota also gave the school a donation of $200.