Who Are The Envirokids?
Verran Primary is a small Primary School surrounded by reserves in the middle of Birkenhead. Verran Primary School is an Enviro School - winning the National Green Gold Environmental Award in 2004. Children, Staff, Parents and the local community are working at establishing sustainable systems within the school; children lead this - working in their lunch breaks.
Our projects are varied and involve the reserve areas surrounding our school as well as internal processes. Examples of activities are no-dig gardens, compost bins, worm farms, planting in the reserves, maintaining our gardens, reducing waste to the landfill, recycling where and when we can (paper and food scraps) and reusing wherever possible, planting native trees, enticing the Kereru and Tui to our trees, a skink garden and developing an orchard.