Centaur Public School students James Denny, Samantha Storer, Jemma Taylor, teacher Misha Ivers, Charlie Bark and Lilee Attenborough-Doyle.
Centaur Public School students James Denny, Samantha Storer, Jemma Taylor, teacher Misha Ivers, Charlie Bark and Lilee Attenborough-Doyle. Supplied

Litter-free food on school menu

CENTAUR Public School is on a mission to wipe out waste.

Students at the Banora Point campus are supporting more environmentally-friendly lunches after having litter-free lunch late last month.

They packed lunchboxes free of litter and wrote down their ideas about why it is important to reduce waste.

Year One teacher and member of Centaur’s Green Team Misha Ivers said it was important to teach children about the necessity of living a sustainable lifestyle and reducing our impact on the environment.

“It was great to see so many families making an effort to make a difference to our environment,” Ms Ivers said.

Ms Ivers said wiping out waste by packing lunches without packaging is a way of supporting being more environmentally friendly which is greatly encouraged at the school.

“We have received loads of letters detailing the importance of reducing our litter,” she said.

Students, who produced a lunchbox free of litter on March 30 and wrote down their ideas about why it is important to reduce waste, gained an entry to win a ‘nude lunchbox’ and an opportunity to win a free lunch at the school’s canteen. Year One student Kishani Lattimore won a free lunch at the school canteen for her involvement.

Did you know?

If every car owner in NSW drove one kilometre less each day, it would save up to 130 million litres of fuel every year.



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