Jamberoo Public celebrates World Environment Day with chooks

Jamberoo Public School students Charlotte Woolley (year 3), Lachlan Poole (year 3), Dylan Adams (year 4), Sophie Short (year 5), Ruby Xuereb (year 5) with Deborah Gough and their teacher Justine Doorn- McCormack at the chook workshop, as part of World Environment Day. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Jamberoo Public School students Charlotte Woolley (year 3), Lachlan Poole (year 3), Dylan Adams (year 4), Sophie Short (year 5), Ruby Xuereb (year 5) with Deborah Gough and their teacher Justine Doorn- McCormack at the chook workshop, as part of World Environment Day. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

THE ‘‘Chook Whisperer’’ helped Jamberoo Public School students celebrate World Environment Day on Thursday, June 5 

Students took part in a ‘Chook Workshop’, whereby Jamberoo resident and ‘Chook Whisperer’ Deborah Gough taught the school’s year 4 students everything they needed to know about chooks, and how to keep them healthy. 

Teacher Justine Doorn-McCormack said students thoroughly enjoyed the day.

‘‘It was amazing how many kids put up their hands to say they have chooks at home; it was more than half the class,’’ she said.

‘‘They’ll take some of the things they were taught home.

‘‘The kids loved seeing the different types of chooks as well.

‘‘We have chooks here at the school, so we could look at how well our chook system works.’’ 

Continuing the World Environment Day celebrations, Minnamurra Public School and Saints Peter and Paul Primary School were recently named the winners of Kiama Council’s World Environment Day 2014 competition.

The schools won a free environment workshop with Take 3 co-founder Tim Silverwood.

Take 3 is a not-for-profit organisation, formed in 2009 to work to clean up the world’s beaches.

The organisation’s message is to take three pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or… anywhere.

Students from year 5 will participate in the workshops on June 20. 

Workshops will include presentations by Mr Silverwood and cover environmental issues such as waste, pollution, and marine conservation.

Council invited the municipality’s five primary schools to take part in the competition by answering the questions, ‘Why would your school like Tim Silverwood to visit?’ and ‘How would a visit from Tim Silverwood benefit your school’s activities?’

Mr Silverwood will also feature at council’s free World Environment Day community film night.

At 6pm on June 20 at The Pavilion, council will screen the film Trashed, featuring Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons.

The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Mr Silverwood.

The event is free, but bookings are needed for catering purposes and moviegoers are asked to bring a pre-loved book to donate to Lifeline’s Big Book Fair Collection. To make a booking, contact council on 42320444.

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