Lilyfontein joined the WESSA eco-schools programme in 2006. Each year the school chooses a theme and develops an associated action project. Eco-lessons linked to that theme are presented by the teachers, evidence of which is used to compile the portfolio for the year.
Some of the action projects over the years have included; starting the permaculture garden, labelling indigenous trees on the school grounds, water saving projects, community outreach programmes, recycled art projects, eco-brick collection and most recently establishing our recycling centre in 2017. The latter won second place in collection at the East London Business and Commerce Awards.
Our eco ethos and projects serve to create an environmental awareness and respect in our learners that spills over into their daily lives and shapes eco-ambassadors for the future.
For more on the WESSA Eco-Schools programme navigate to the WESSA website
What can we recycle at School?
Click here to see a video of what can be sent to school for recycling
Thank you to those parents that support our Recycling initiative. The programme not only reduces the amount of waste in our environment, but also provides funds for the school. Join us in protecting our environment by sending your recycling to school on the following days:
Wednesday - High School and Pre-Primary
Thursday - Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase
If you would like to get more involved in the programme, please call Lynne on 082 327 3917
Recycling Education Programme
The teachers and learners embarked on a whole school education programme around recycling. Each phase was taught about the different metarials which can and connt be recycled at the School. Thery were each then taken to the recycling centre and shown where to put the itemns they had brought for recycling from home. This project won the school seond place in the 'collection' category at the East London Business and Commerce Awards.