A series of waste and sustainability education workshops have commenced in primary schools across the region as part of a three-council initiative.
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Narromine Shire, Dubbo Regional and Mid-Western Regional Councils began collaborating in 2018 with the introduction of a Food and Garden Waste Service. This partnership has continued and broadened into regional waste education with schools prioritised as part of an annual program.
The three councils have engaged in education consultancy the Impact Environment Education to offer the program for all primary schools in 2019.
Impact Environmental Education have an established program of fun and interactive classroom sessions designed for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Workshop Developer Jacqui Murray said while the focus for the children is learning and having fun, the program also delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to communities.
"The teachers who have experienced the program with their students have also commented that it is also an educational experience for them, aiding in the teaching of sustainability within the curriculum."
Modules offered in this first year have a focus on organics recycling and food packaging waste. The workshops reinforce existing sustainability initiatives in schools and complement the teaching of sustainability within the syllabus.
The council's General Manager Jane Redden said they were thrilled by the uptake by schools with more than 4900 students across the three council areas participating in the workshops.
For more information, Schools can contact Impact Environment Education directly through email at email@example.com .
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