Friday, December 4, 2009

Worm Farming with QPS Middles

The middles syndicate of Queenstown Primary have been doing some amazing work with worms this year. I've visited all of the classes and we have learnt so much. So much in fact, that when I visited them a couple of weeks ago I was blown away with the knowledge these young people have about taking care of their organic waste.

They have been collecting their food scraps for a while and sending them to some chickens who live with a few of the teachers. However, it's always good to have a solution on site and as it turns out, the food the worms don't like, the chickens love, and vice versa.

We've all made the now famous, worm farm in a milk bottle, but a few classes have taken this a few steps further. Using the amazing design planner from the Enviroschools kit and their knowledge they have set about designing their own worm farms.

A few models have been made and to ensure that they are on track with their designs they had an amazing peer review session. The students presented their designs to other students and used the feedback form that to alter their designs where necessary.

Well done QPS! You've been doing amazing work, once again! I can't wait to see the finished items.

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