Storytime gets bin wise
Cleanaway’s innovative kNOw waste Education Program continues to educate local students in Parramatta.
The kNOw wasteTM Education Program team continued their quest to educate local students when they visited Parramatta City Library in March as part of the library’s storytime program.
This will be the second time Cleanaway’s Education Team have presented the program at the library this year, following strong attendance of more than 30 children, in addition to parents and grandparents, at the first event in January.
The program uses innovative education methods in order to capture childrens’ attention about the benefits of recycling through the use of songs, a rubbish sorting game, as well as a story from picture book “In the Bin” by Kellie Bollard.
Cleanaway Education Officer, Rebecca Evered, said their first visit to Parramatta City Library storytime had been extremely well received.
“Following the presentation, children received a fun recycling worksheet as well as cardboard trucks that they took great delight in assembling as a take-home reminder of the day’s activities.
“Cleanaway staff also answered any additional questions from parents and guardians about recycling programs, as well as providing take home information about Council’s waste services.
“At the conclusion of the day’s events, it was a tough competition as to which group – the children or their parents - were more excited about going home to try out their new recycling skills!” she said.
Since commencing in 2007, Cleanaway’s kNOW wasteTM program has been delivered to more than 14,000 children from the Parramatta area. It is offered free of charge throughout the year to preschools, primary schools, secondary schools and community groups in Parramatta City Council.