Getting to the roots of biodiversity

Teacher Sara Best, of Kommetjie Eco Pre-Primary, with Bjorn Burger and Max Myburgh in their garden.

Kommetjie Eco Pre-Primary pupils are getting to the roots of biodiversity – through their garden.

Teacher Sara Best says this year, for the school’s eco project, they are focusing on increasing biodiversity in and around their little preschool.

“This spot was sandy and almost barren after the roadworks. And now, how exciting that beetles and baboons are already coming to visit,” she said.

Parents had offered cuttings and donated plants and compost, she said.

“Even those supporting us with a wave and a smile were appreciated.“

Ms Best said they got more succulents, cuttings and compost than they could have dreamt of, and the entire project was completed with no school funds spent on it.

Covid-19 had thrown many curve balls and slowed down the eco projects. “We haven’t been able to have any more upcycle markets. As soon as it is properly safe to do so, we will have them again,” she said.

A child planting in Kommetjie Eco Pre-Primary’s biodiversity garden.
Baboons inspecting Kommetjie Eco Pro-Primary’s new biodiversity garden.

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