Hilton Pre-Primary has its international Eco Flag

Eco Flag status for HIlton Preprimary in recognition for its efforts to work towards saving our planet

Eco Flag status for HIlton Preprimary in recognition for its efforts to work towards saving our planet

Eco Schools is an international programme that is run by the Foundation for Environmental Education. The main aim is to engage children in fun and action orientated learning as to empower them to be the agents of change our sustainable world requires. Pre-school is an ideal place to start with such exciting environmental education. Hilton Pre-Primary was recently awarded their international eco-school flag after going through a lengthy process.

The first step was the daunting task of writing a code which the school pledged to adhere to. A specific area needed to be chosen from one of the following five: Local and Global Issues; Healthy Living; Resource Use; Community and Heritage; Nature and Biodiversity.

Wildlands, based in Hilton, provided amazing support as well as the necessary recycling bins. At Hilton Pre-Primary the children are taught to recycle and these behaviour patterns are set at a young age. Other activities included walking the wetlands and learning about the insects and frogs that call it home. This was also a fun way for the children to learn about the importance of our wetlands. The knowledge gained sparks interest and from interest comes passion and another eco-warrior is born.

At Hilton Pre-Primary, Jo-Jo tanks will be installed to harvest rain water, children switch off lights to save electricity and they are not allowed to eat junk food to try and encourage a healthy diet.

The most exciting part is seeing the children embrace this philosophy and how it then filters into their respective homes. We would like to invite everyone to join us on this journey. There are still a limited amount of places available at the school

Hilton PrePrimary, kids in bins learning to save our planet with recycling.

Hilton PrePrimary, kids in bins learning to save our planet with recycling.