Hawke’s Bay’s Sherwood School teaches beekeeping and sustainability

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From tending beehives and vege gardens to creating their own composting system, the students at this Enviroschool in the Hawke’s Bay are developing life skills in sustainability.

Sending your child to school knowing that their day will probably involve putting on a bee suit and tending to the school beehives, planting some trees they’ve grown from seed into local native bush or collecting eggs from under a school chicken might be a dream for many parents.

 

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The success of the Principal was certainly aided by having rural based students. Over Christmas, I met a typical central city lady recently very highly educated, with a couple of degrees in sustainability, so was vegan etc, etc. It was scary to realise that as her whole life had been spent in inner Auckland, she had no real grasp of the realities of rural life, and how the life cycles of so many things are all deeply interrelated. The perception these people have is that if we returned all of New Zealand back to native bush, leaving a bare minimum to live and grow food on, that the country could still function and thrive. It didn't seem to register that if she was growing all her own food, not just a few lettuces in a tub, that she would have to eliminate most of her leisure time activities to grow enough to feed her all year round. She will doubtless find employment in the area, and wonder why when she formulates a program for the likes of a council body, there will be countless people wasting their time writing submissions to try and stop it.
 
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From tending beehives and vege gardens to creating their own composting system, the students at this Enviroschool in the Hawke’s Bay are developing life skills in sustainability.

Sending your child to school knowing that their day will probably involve putting on a bee suit and tending to the school beehives, planting some trees they’ve grown from seed into local native bush or collecting eggs from under a school chicken might be a dream for many parents.

I love hearing they taught the kids to price options and canned the pigs as too expensive. Practical greenism. How rare.
 
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