Primary pupils at Umbogintwini in Amanzimtoti, South Africa, were recently treated to a lesson on tyre food gardening by Miss Earth South Africa, regional finalist, Sandra Badenhorst.
Education for Tyre Recycling Crucial in South Africa
The Miss Earth South Africa programme is focused on developing young women through the vehicle of environmental education.
Umbongintwini Primary have Green Flag status through the Foundation for Environmental Education and aim to empower pupils to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated learning.
Badenhorst corresponded with teacher Morgan Hosking, who has a passion to grow their school’s reputation of being an eco-school and asked if she could demonstrate a fun lesson on tyre food gardening.
“Tyre disposal is one of the most problematic sources of waste. With a bit of creativity, I taught Grade 6 and Grade 7 pupils how to reuse these rubber remains as planting beds for their vegetables, an exercise that can easily be replicated at their home.”