We are committed to reducing the amount of rubbish we send to landfill as part of our commitment to becoming a sustainable school. A major source of rubbish and litter at school are wrappers and food. We are trialling the introduction of designated eating areas in the yard as a strategy for addressing this issue.
Children who have not finished their lunch during the ten minute period already allocated before lunch play will be able to finish their lunch in one of the two eating areas – outside 1K and outside the art room / in the quiet area. Bins and Bokashi containers will be placed here to make it easier for the children to manage their rubbish and uneaten food.
As with all trials we are continually evaluating the concepts based on feedback from staff, students and parents. We will make adjustments to the arrangements as necessary, for example, this would currently appear to be more successful at lunchtime than recess.