Koori Kinnections Incursion - Term 3

Today an Aboriginal lady named Faith came to visit us to share games and materials from her culture.

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We played a ball throwing game and learnt that she used empty bean pods to play the same game in her childhood.


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She also brought some cultural treasures such as shells which can be carved into fishing hooks, rocks which can be carved into tools, clapping sticks for music and even a boomerang.

Natalie, April, Imogen and Ayden thoroughly enjoyed having a go of throwing the boomerang, with Faith coaching them to use the correct throwing technique.

All in all, it was a fun and enjoyable afternoon for the children who got involved!

Written by: Sammy

Gardening Club at KK

This month we have begun some implementing some practices to improve our sustainability at KK. We have been working with the Gardening Club to revitalise our old compost bin, and it is now up and running! Scraps from food preparation, as well as children’s leftovers are being collected and composed for use at the Secret Garden.

 

We will also be planting some native flowering plants in the garden to promote pollinating insects. In Week 7, the kids constructed a bug hotel (Air Bee n Bee) for the Secret garden which will hopefully become home to some of the local creepy-crawlies.

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We have also implemented some small day-to-day changes which improve our sustainability, such as reductions in electricity and water usage, and a focus on recycling and reuse rather than waste.

 

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This project will be used as an opportunity to educate children, educators & families about sustainable behaviour. We hope to instill in the children a respect for the environment, and to help them become conscious of their impact on the world around them, so that they can grow up as responsible members of society.

WRITTEN BY SAM V.