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Joseph Natoli, SFSF Project Director, surrounded by happy, enthusiastic children
Nillumbik Shire Council
November 1999

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Diamond Creek Primary School
Goes Wormy

Jackie Edsall and students from Diamond Creek PS
showing off their school worm farm for the local paper.

Children in Jackie Edsall's Grade 3-4 class have gone worm crazy!!!

The school joined the SFSF Worming into the Community Project in Term 2 and since then the class has become a dynamo in educating the school about worms.

Students created their own Big worm book on the lives and habits of their recycling friends. They systematically educated each class in the school on the use of the school worm farm - what to put in it and why this was important. This was part of the class's overall program of setting up and recycling across the school.

The students even took their worms home and set up their own home worm farms. (And some of the parents were rapt!)

Overall the program has been an outstanding success in both increasing the children's writing skills and knowledge about worms but also creating a real outcome for their efforts. Everyone (well almost) is enthusiastic about their home having its own worm farm.



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