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Family Fun Day teaches children about sustainability and our environment

24 Jan 2023

Cardboard fairy wings, decorated reusable mugs and recycled textile dog toys were just some of the amazing crafts created by kids at Council’s Family Fun Day.

The event was held in Nagambie and Euroa on Friday January 20, 2023 and children of all ages, including some babies in prams, enjoyed the event.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks said it was fantastic to see so many young people engaging in activities that also teach them about sustainability.

“We had our fantastic Waste Education Officer on hand to demonstrate how a worm farm works and the children loved getting the chance to meet a worm and hold it in their hands,” Cr Binks said.

“We were also joined by GV Water who ran the Toilet Lucky Dip activity where children learned what should and shouldn’t be flushed as well as the Choose Tap Water activity where children designed their own reusable mug.

“A Fitting Connection joined us to run an activity using recycled textiles, making cat and dog toys.”

Cr Binks said it was great to see the day go ahead after it was postponed last year due to the flooding event.

“We are so pleased we were still able to run the event and it was great timing being in the school holidays,” she said.

“We had a few families from out of town also attend the event and it was great to welcome them to our Shire to take part in some of our free events.”

Waste Education Officer Grace Davis-Williams demonstrated how worm farms work while the children got to meet a worm.

 

Ayla Ramsey, 4, was all smiles at the Family Fun Day in Euroa.

Lilly Cakebread, 9, enjoying the recycled cardboard craft which proved to be the biggest hit among the children.

Charlotte Capstick, 5, learning how to make a dog or cat toy from recycled textiles with A Fitting Connection.

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