On Friday, 6 April 2018, at 8.50 am, students from Room 3 and 12 hopped on a bus that took them to the Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) at Wilson. They were super excited! Together with nearly 400 students from nine other primary schools, they participated in the Earth Day Expo, an initiative organised by the City of Canning and the CREEC to raise awareness about sustainability and what we can do to take care of our environment.
First, all the students met for the Welcome to Country ceremony. Next, we had the Captain Clean Up Show. It was hilarious and some students were invited to the front to demonstrate how to clean the toilet.
After that, each class of students participated in five rotational activities throughout the day. The activities were mostly hands-on and really fun. For example, we learnt about the problems littering can cause and how we can reduce litter, how native animals survive in their Australian habitats, how to prevent weeds and pests from damaging our native plants and wetlands and how to monitor and help threatened native animals. We also learnt about how the Nyoongar people connect with the river and their surroundings and tried some activities that they used to do in their daily lives such as weaving, fishing, making jewellery out of leaves etc.
The day finished with a ‘celebration and sharing session’. Our students were tired but mostly we have become more aware about how everyone can do their part to take care of our environment.