Bradshaw

Bradshaw School

2008 in brief!
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Classroom tree!

Through initiatives such as the Re-thinking waste challenge and Alice Solar City we have actioned the reduction of organic waste in our school and have made plans to increase energy efficiency in 2009. We are already established as a waterwise school.

COMPOST, VEGETABLE GARDENS & WORM FARM
Food scraps were collected within participating class units and were taken to the big compost bins behind the pre-school to break down. The 'ready' compost was then used to grow vegetables in portable carts within the Transition & Year 1/2 units. Parent and community involvement was very high. Articles were placed in 2 local newspapers, donations and sales were made by 3 reputable businesses in Alice Springs, and parents were involved in fundraising efforts, the purchasing of equipment, and in the planting of the gardens and worm farm. Learning for the students in grades T-6 has been amazing and enjoyable for all. A story book was made by the Transition students about the vegetable gardens. Three year 1/2 students along with a teacher were involved in the running of the schools worm farm display and activities at the 'Big Waste Day Out 2008' at Araluen in August.

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VEGETABLE GARDENS
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BIG WASTE DAY OUT DISPLAY


COMPUTER CARTRIDGE & MOBILE PHONE RECYCLING STATION
A recycling box was placed outside the Computer Technician's room for students, staff and the school community to recycle used computer cartridges. Students recieved house points for each deposit. A similar mobile phone recycling station will hopefully be set up in 2009.

SCHOOL MAGAZINE
The Bradshaw Beat school magazine had a sustainable theme for Term 4. This involved the whole school producing articles about the years work on sustainability.

WEARABLE ARTS
Wearable Arts creations were made from school & school community waste e.g. bubble wrap, chip wrappers, floppy disks, CD’s etc. Two entries were entered into the competition, each with 3 students involved in the making and modelling of outfits. A whole school effort was made to collect chip and mueslie bar wrappers. Many teachers, parents and helpers from within the school community were involved in all stages of the event. One of the entries 'The Technology Trio' won the People's Choice award as well as the Aquisition Award for 2008.

WHOLE SCHOOL SUSTAINABILITY MUSICAL
We produced a very exciting whole school musical based around ideas of sustainability and recycling in Term 3. Teaching of ideas presented in songs by class teachers ensured great understanding of environmental issues such as and ways to live more sustainably. Many parents were involved in the lead up to the production and were most helpful within individual classes leading up to the event and on the night. See below for the musical script, song lyrics and songs.



Had a teacher playing guitar (find guitar tabs for He's Got the Whole World in His Hands)

Had a teacher playing guitar (find guitar tabs for Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gumtree)

Jack Johnson & Friends [Curious George CD]

Banana Slug String Band [Dirt Made My Lunch CD] purchased from iTunes

Banana Slug String Band [Dirt Made My Lunch CD] purchased from iTunes

[Let's Go Green Kids CD] purchased from iTunes

BRING IT ON BACK JACK
Classroom Classics [We Can Save The Planet CD] purchased CD on internet from USA

GOIN' GREEN
Classroom Classics [We Can Save The Planet CD] purchased CD on internet from USA

SAVE THE WORLD FROM A BAD SITUATION
Classroom Classics [We Can Save The Planet CD] purchased CD on internet from USA

COMPOST SONG
Composed and played on guitar by a staff member

GROW
Hi5 [Jump and Jive with Hi5 CD] purchased from iTunes

SUNBURN SONG
Composed and played on guitar by a staff member

YELLOW TAXI
Composed by Joni Mitchell

RIP, RIP WOODCHIP
John Williamson CD