|Aurora Early Learning Centre
On Thursday 27th July 2017, the children at Aurora were involved in a Sustainability incursion to help the children and educators develop knowledge and understanding of embedding sustainable practices into their daily lives.
We involved Blacktown City Council in getting this project up and running. We had Emma come to the centre to talk about recycling and rubbish and help us start our very own worm farm!
Emma started off by showing us some pictures of different types of garbage trucks and bins. The children spoke about their own experiences with rubbish bins and were able to successfully identify what items were able to go into recycle bins. One child told Emma about how we have our own recycling baskets in the classrooms.
Emma showed the children the worms who will be making Aurora ELC their home which was met with much excitement and squeals from the children. The children were then split up into small groups where they were able to touch and name the worms. The children came up with some great worm names such as Shirm, Wiggles, Jiggles and Boss Baby.
Once the children were finished acquainting themselves with our new worms, Emma showed the children and educators how to set up and maintain the worm farm and how to safely hold and handle the worms.
The visit concluded with Emma reading a short story about the worms and what foods they can and can't eat!
Since the incursion, the children have been eagerly checking on their worms and making sure they have lots of food scraps to eat. Before we place anything into the farm, we always check that it is safe for the worms to eat and won't harm them.
Miss Nadia has been saving her fresh fruit and veggie scraps from the kitchen as well as egg shells in order for us to feed the worms.
So far as a centre, we have already reduced our waste load and the children are doing a fantastic job looking after their new little pets.
Welcome to Aurora worms!