Dec. 23, 2014

Sustainability School Exchange

Chifley Public School students were excited to be involved in the 2014 sustainability school exchange hosted and funded by Randwick City Council and Temora Council. Children experienced firsthand the extensive environmental improvements completed at Temora West Public School and took part in learning activities that included water testing and flora and fauna investigations in the local wetlands, sheep shearing and farming practices. Presentations improved their understanding on where their food comes from and issues related to local water quality and land degradation.

The Randwick students visited both the Rural Museum and the Aviation Museum and even ate a hearty country breakfast from eggs collected from the school’s chickens.

The sustainability exchange program complements Chifley Public School's strong environmental commitment which will see the expansion in 2015 from their well-established veggie and indigenous gardens to include various cooking and learning opportunities via the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen garden program.

Chifley Public School’s Principal Louise Stone said it was a great experience for her students and expressed her appreciation to Randwick and Temora Councils and Temora West Public School for her students incredible learning experience.

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