Local School’s Eco-Warriors


Oran Park Public School have embraced the opportunity to help reduce their contribution to landfill. The Return and Earn initiative commenced in Term 2, 2019 and has been met with resounding support from staff and students.

Oran Park Public School eco-warrior lead teachers, Michelle Carr and Samantha Kidd, are encouraging all students and staff to deposit their eligible drink containers at the classroom collection points. The dedicated ‘eco-warrior’ students at the school collect the containers and deposit them into the larger orange bins. Once the bins are full, the fantastic team at Red Frog Recycling visit the school to collect the eligible containers.

Deputy Principal, Ms Jodie Bland said, “Not only are the students at Oran Park Public School helping to raise funds for their school; they’re actually learning about and actively helping to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ultimately, that’s what this project is all about!” The original target was set at 500 bottles. The school quickly exceeded this target and collected 1800 bottles, which was over three times their targeted amount!

Due to the overwhelming success, they have recently invited the support of the local community. Each Thursday morning, staff and students from the Eco/Environmental club eagerly greet parents and gladly take their eligible drink containers, which go towards the school’s Return and Earn goal. At the moment, the school are busily saving for some compost bins and a new water tank to help keep their newly planted trees and native plants alive and well. If you would like to help Oran Park Public School on their Return and Earn journey, feel free to deposit your eligible drink containers at the school on a Thursday morning.

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