FUELLED by their passion to protect Mother Nature and all her beauty, Makabongwe Methodist Pre-School is on a mission to ensure they promote cleanliness and excellent hygiene practices as they celebrate Earth Day (22 April).
The school, which celebrates its 26th anniversary in September this year, has been described as “a jewel in the heart of town”.
Speaking about Earth Day, principal of the NPO school, Theresa Lukan said, “I want the children to learn about looking after the earth. We recycle plastic, paper and cardboard and the children are encouraged to bring these materials from home. If you give a child a piece of paper, they will know exactly which bin to go and put in our recycle station.”
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She said they have 179 children at the school and their recycling station forms part of their fundraising initiative. “We are incredibly proud if our gardens and the different colours and indigenous plants. Most of our plants are planted inside tyres, rubbish bins, little pots, boots and shoes to be creative,” said Lukan.
“When learners pick up the flowers, they know not to destroy them. That’s how we look after Mother Earth and teach our children to respect and protect everything for the generations to come,” said Lukan.
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