The staff at St John the Evangelist Nowra continues to walk the path of ecological conversion and recently engaged in a professional learning experience run by the JAG (Johnnie's Action Group).
This was an educational session for staff on their SEMP II (School Environmental Management Plan). The 1 hour session involved three workshops run by Miss Freshwater, Ms Swan and Mr Higgins with assistance from students in JAG. The aim of the afternoon was to engage staff with the environmental aspects of St John’s and all of the sustainability initiatives they have at the school.
Miss Swan took teachers to the JAG Sustainable Garden and Worm Farms to demonstrate use of the school composting system and being sustainable at SJE.
Mr Higgins took teachers to the bush to talk about using outdoor spaces around the school for learning.
Miss Freshwater led a workshop for teachers about being sustainable as individuals in their own lives where staff completed an ecological footprint calculator, looked at where their money is invested and investigated alternatives to single use plastic.
There's little doubt the SJE staff left the workshops feeling more inspired to protect our planet Earth.