This Whakatauki resinates with thinking and practices here at Albany Kindergarten around our values and beliefs about the importance of caring for the environment. It is wonderful to see the way in which our community of learners have embraced such practices of recycling and caring for the physical world and how they have been shared at home and beyond.
Drawing upon our trip last term to The Zero Waste Zone at Waitakere Refuse Station we plan on revamping our waste and recycling bins at the entrance of the kindergarten. We hope that the conversations, design ideas and subsequent use of this space will further empower our learning community to think with a sustainable lens.
My recent trip to Rarotonga in the holidays has also provided a source of inspiration for the design of this area. Around key points on the island were recycling bins to enable both visitors and locals to care for this piece of paradise. I wonder if our design for the outdoor recycling space here at kindergarten will be similar?