EnvironMentors visit schools

Article image - EnvironMentors visit schools Year 2 Students from Crestwood Public were some of the beneficiaries of the program.

Earlier this year, schools across The Hills Shire in Sydney’s north were visited by a team of Keep NSW Beautiful EnvironMentors.

The EnvironMentors initiative is an incursion-based program that gives students the opportunity to learn about sustainable practices that are beneficial to the environment.

This year, 1860 students from 17 schools across The Hills Shire were visited in February and March.  

The two focus topics of the visits were ‘Schoolyard Harvest’ and ‘In the Bin.’

The Schoolyard Harvest topic teaches students how to grow and care for the garden, to think of how to become more self-sustainable in the backyard and gives students the job of planting and caring for potted plants in the classroom.

The In The Bin topic focused on the environmental implications of littering, sorting of waste and correct disposal.

The EnvironMentors program is a Keep NSW Beautiful Initiative.