10 Oct 2011
Kariong Public School received and Award at the recent Environmental Awards Ceremony hosted by Gosford City Council at Laycock St Theatre.
Kallen Farley and Madison Down represented Kariong Public School's Environment Club at the awards ceremony. Kariong Public School received an award for the environmental initiatives that the school has implemented this year.
Kariong Public School's environment club has been very active this year with the major project being the bush regeneration near the top playground. The school was assisted with this project by Kevin Gaia from The Gaia Eco Sustainability Services.
The aim of the project was to regenerate the bush track which includes plants that are native to the area and were used by the indigenous people for food and medicine. While undertaking this project students gained a greater understanding of the functions of certain plant types. They also gained some understanding of basic landscaping techniques and the importance of placing plants in the environment that best suits them.
Other initiatives that the environment club implemented include.
- Worm farming/composting
- paper recycling
- tree planting
The club also designed a mural for the local Kariong Eco Garden.