In Semester 1, Sustainability Advocacy and other student volunteers propagated a variety of different types of succulents. A group of Year 10 students organised two after-school workshops to pot succulents in recycled containers found in op shops and crockery cupboards. Some of the containers were hand-painted by students. Sustainability Advo offered half of the plants to teachers to decorate their classrooms, and the other half were sold at the Parent Interview day to raise funds for further sustainability programs.
Beeswax wrap workshop
Sustainability advocacy and other student volunteers have been hard at work making Beeswax Wraps this year. Beeswax wraps are the new ‘in’ thing and are a reusable alternative to Gladwrap that can be used to keep food fresh. The wraps consist of coating a fabric, most commonly cotton, with food grade beeswax, the wrap is moldable, graspable and can be shaped around containers or food products. They were sold for $5 each which is a nice comparative rate to what can be found in the shops and as a great gift idea, they sold like hot cakes! It was lovely to see the school community getting on board with this sustainable way of living. The money raised will go towards the other garden and other sustainability projects.