WHAT IS AN ENVIRO SCHOOL?
In 2003 a group of parents got together to work on and maintain different areas of the school gardens. Not long after, children began expressing an interest and wanting to help out.
Entering the Manfield Garden Festival intensified the children's interest and enthusiasm for gardening. We have continued to enter each year from 2003 and have been successful in winning awards for our efforts.
We had no idea then how successful the Manchester Street School Children's gardening group was to become.
The Enviro Kids are the students responsible for maintaining, promoting and developing good environmental practices and school projects. They work hard to raise awareness around important environmental issues. Our Green Team students lead activities in our school nursery at lunchtimes.We are also very lucky to have a committed team of adult Nursery Volunteers who also work in our nursery, and our enthusiastic Enviro Team group of teachers who plan and support environmental activities.
Some of the on-going environmental activities, projects and practices at our school are:
Click here to see what we are doing at the moment!
We are developing a native wilderness/Weta breeding area, and we are proud to be working in partnership with the Manawatu District Council to develop and beautify the local Makino Stream Walkway Area which we have renamed "Uenuku Walkway”, "Uenuku” being the Maori word for rainbow, as represented in our School Logo.
Once a term, the whole school works together on a day of environmental activities and projects. Families and local community members are encouraged to be involved.