Recycled Paper

Our teina have been learning about what products come from which natural resource. We were very shocked to find out how much of our everyday products come from trees.

We explored ways to cut down our use of tree to ensure that they are here for the next generation to enjoy.

One of our ideas was to create our own paper using scraps we have here in the studio.

We had so much fun making the paper and we are excited to create Matariki cards from the paper we have made.

Casting Magic With Worms

What an amazing haerenga we had visiting the Eco Centre to learn about worms and the mahi they do to help breakdown our kai scraps.

We began our visit learning about the different types of worms. Some grow up to over a metre long!

Then we dug up our own earth worms…

…to investigate the difference between them and compost worms (Tiger worms).

Our facilitator showed us how to make a worm farm before letting us make one to take home.

First we cut our plastic bottles and wrapped them in newspaper.

Then we shredded up some newspaper, soaked it in water and added it to the bottom of our plastic bottles.

Next, we added compost and worms to our bottles.

Finally, we turned the top of our bottles upside down and added soil and grass seeds.

We had so much fun on this haerenga and we learnt so many new things about worms and the role they play in helping us keep Papatūānuku healthy and strong.