GREEN TEAM: Matilda White and Haymish Connors dig in the garden at the Cribb Street Childcare Centre as part of Enviroweek.
GREEN TEAM: Matilda White and Haymish Connors dig in the garden at the Cribb Street Childcare Centre as part of Enviroweek. Rob Williams

Ipswich students celebrate Enviroweek

CHILDREN at Cribb Street Childcare Centre in Sadliers Crossing are going green this week to help keep our environment healthy.

Centre manager Bernadette Leedham said the children were excited to participate in Enviroweek and get out and about in nature.

"This is the first year we're doing Enviroweek," Ms Leedham said.

"The children will be going for nature walks and making bug houses for the good bugs at the centre.

"We've had a garden for over two years now.

"It's self-watering, and we have compost bins which we use back in the gardens.

"We also have worm farms and fruit trees.

"Our goal is to have 75% of the kids' vegetables grown in our garden."

More than a million Enviroweek actions have been taken up by 522,000 Aussie kids since the initiative began back in 2010.

Ms Leedham said Enviroweek, an initiative by Cool Australia, went from August 30 to September 5.

She said it encouraged students to take up environmentally friendly habits.

"Studies show children who learn through nature have better academic results and are healthier," she

said.

"I think if we don't make a change now, our environment will go backwards."

To learn more about Enviroweek or to see how your school can take part, visit enviroweek.org.


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