BEING green and talking waste is not the easiest of topics to teach kids in the classroom, but turn it into an amazing race and set up competitions in the park and you’re guaranteed to put a smile on the dials of any kid.
The Amazing Enviro Race enlisted 35 teams of two from all different schools and had them racing from the riverbank to the stations around Bicentennial Park on Friday night, all in the name of waste sustainability.
“The race itself involved nine stations, there was the slam jam with TRC waste, fun book covering with Helen, they planted plants with Tamworth Landcare down on the riverbank,” chair of
Sustainable North West and organiser Steph Cameron said.
“TRC did a race with buckets of water, kids talked about what sustainability meant to them and they were videoed so that was pretty funny.
“North West LLS had an environmental station too and the Northern Inland Regional Waste station, the kids were blindfolded and had to work out the recycling from the waste.”
And kids got into the spirit with green capes, hats and outfits to complete the challenge, which has been made possible by Sustainable North West with the support of the Tamworth Regional Council.
“It’s the third time it’s been run, it’s the biggest attendance we’ve had to date,” Ms Cameron said.
“We’ve tried to make it really fun way to learn because waste and recycling we know is probably a bit of a dry subject at times.”