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Joseph Natoli, SFSF Project Director, surrounded by happy, enthusiastic children
Monash City Council
February 2000

City Council


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Clayton Primary School's
Achievement in changing its environment

Thanks to Monash City Council, Clayton Primary School joined Schools For A Sustainable Future early in 1999.

Joe Natoli became our guide to the successful operation of our worm farm. He also introduced students to paper and plastics re-cycling.

The school also participated in the Scientist & Engineers In Schools Project. Our project related to improvement of our grounds.

Students were very concerned about the lack of native fauna and flora in the Clayton area. Replanting with indigenous species fitted in well with our 'care for the environment' theme.

With the assistance of Joe Natoli, City of Monash, and Bob Winters from the Gould League, the whole school became involved.

Everyone mulched and planted indigenous plants. Prep - 2 studied the life-cycles of minibeasts; Years 2 & 3 observed birdlife; Years 4 & 5 worked with Joe at re-cycling; Years 5 & 6 were responsible for the photo points and database design.

Now we have a school ground that looks great and that everyone takes pride in! Worm castings will be used in the gardens as the worms increase in numbers. Thank you Joe for a wonderful program.

Sue Barford
Principal Clayton P.S
(03) 9544 2848

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