Curious About Processing Organic Waste
At Stratford Primary we have formed a group of Year 3 - 6 students called CAPOW and we are investigating the best way to process organic waste on-site at school.
We want to be a more sustainable school and process our food scraps, weeds, lawn clippings and leaves so we can use the compost to grow healthy trees, vegetables and fruit in our school environment. We will be looking at different systems like worm farms, tumbler compost, bokashi, worm towers and hot and cold composts. One of the things we have learn’t is that the soil is living and it’s so important we look after it so it can grow our food.
Together with our sister school, Matapu, we were successful with our application and have received funds to help us setup and carry out the CAPOW project. The funding is part of Curious Minds Taranaki and Venture Taranaki helps make it happen. We would like to thank them so much for the money and help. We are one of eight community led projects in Taranaki that received funding.
All of us students are really interested in science and technology. We are excited to be working with a scientist Mr Coplestone from Industrial Chemistry Services, who is going to show us how a scientist investigates and works. We are also looking forward to working with CAPOW Matapu and visiting their school environment.