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Reuse of tree logs from the R2P Project

Mon., 24 February, 2020

As part of the site clearance works, the R2P project team identified the opportunity to provide tree logs for reuse to the Preschool at St Joseph’s School Ottoway.

The Preschool are very excited about their enhanced play area and have provided the following words to share their vision for their outdoor area and wider School.

At St Joseph’s Preschool Ottoway, we are refreshing our outdoor area with a nature play theme. We have placed logs of many shapes and sizes where the children like to challenge themselves with navigating, climbing and balancing. They also love to have their snacks in our new nature space. It feels like we’re camping, and we have plans to pitch some tents and have a campfire to add to the experience. We’re also looking to add to our flower and veggie garden beds, and plant trees to attract the birds, bees and butterflies.

Within the Preschool and School, we recycle green waste, paper, bottles, cans, collect clothing for Vinnies, and have a weekly community fresh produce stall. There are veggie and flower garden beds throughout the School and we plan to plant more trees and also develop a nature play space for loose parts and nature play. In 2019, the year 5’s and 6’s also planned and planted a butterfly garden on the verge at the entrance of the school.

In 2020 we’re planning for a sustainability focus across the whole School where we will be looking specifically at water, energy and waste. With assistance from the likes of the R2P Alliance team, financial grants and Council support, it would be wonderful to continue our initiatives. Stay tuned to the School website for more great developments.

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