Presentation on theme: "YYYYUM! Bulleen Heights School. At Bulleen Heights School we are very interested in our natural environment. Much of our program is based around understanding."— Presentation transcript:
At Bulleen Heights School we are very interested in our natural environment. Much of our program is based around understanding how different elements of the environment are interconnected and how we can positively or negatively affect environments by our actions.
We have a fenced garden area behind our classroom that we have taken some responsibility for. We have been planting in the area, and have lots of plans for things that we can do. We also decided to start a worm farm, and were fortunate enough to have a worm farm donated to us. Worms were also donated so we were set!
Our class worked together to set up the worm farm. We learnt about the food worms like to eat and the food they mustn’t eat. We made a chart to help us remember. The worms adjusted to their new living conditions and were fed with scraps from our classroom. We have involved other classes in the school, and provided them with buckets for the worm food and a chart. We also have a bucket in the staff room, so the worms get plenty of coffee grounds, which they love!
On Wednesday mornings we take turns to collect the buckets from the classrooms and staff room. We work together to empty the food into the worm farm.
Next, we take turns to wash the buckets and return them to the classrooms before lunch. Some classes have become so interested in the worm farm that they bring their buckets to empty themselves and look for the worms.
We made posters to explain to everyone what worms like and don’t like to eat. The photos below show that worms are much happier when they don’t have citrus peel in their farm. Sad wormHappy worm
Now that our worms are eating well, they are producing ‘Worm Water’ that drains into a bucket. It is great to be able to water our plants with ‘Worm Water’ as it provides nutrients to help the plants grow.
We enjoy looking after our worms. They eat our scraps and provide us with food for our plants.