Children at a Pambula preschool have learnt the importance of recycling thanks to an innovative new program.
Anthony Hill from Plastic Pollution Solutions and Sam Ferrara from iSEE Programs joined forces to present I See Plastic Pollution for the first time at Shorebreakers Kindergarten last week.
Ms Ferrara said aimed to get children as young as three years old to start thinking about looking after the environment.
“We were there to teach the children about the issues surrounding single-use plastics (especially in our oceans), good recycling habits and ways to reduce the amount of waste we all produce,” Ms Ferrara said.
Anthony presented an interactive and entertaining A/V presentation, full of singing and dancing before giving the kids a chance to draw their favourite sea creatures, getting them to think about the animals they want to save from plastic.
Then the children played The Recycling Game and made bird feeders using up-cycled plastic bottles and hollowed out orange halves.
“The children had a great day, with a couple saying it was ‘the funnest day ever’," Ms Ferrara said.
Mr Hill and Ms Ferrara also conducted a Waste Audit, so Shorebreakers could further improve their recycling rates and reduce their waste going to landfill.
Shorebreakers preschool room leader Jenny Bennett said it was a fantastic day.
“All the children were engaged for the whole time Anthony and Sam were here,” Ms Bennett said.
“It was really interactive and very informative, we now plan to follow up what we have learnt by implementing it in our program.”