Thursday November 12, 2015
Popular ecomarket this weekend From left, Andronicos Economous and Louis Barnett have been busy grating beeswax for eco-wraps which will be sold at the school’s Market Night.
Market Night for local school By Nikki Papatsoumas
Kilbirnie School children have been busy preparing for their upcoming fundraiser. Next Friday, Kilbirnie School will hold a Market Night which will include stalls, entertainment and a variety of food. All money raised will be used towards a revamp of the school’s senior syndicate to better support inclusive learning practices. Pupils have been involved in helping organise the event and last week a group year 1, 2 and 5 students made ‘eco-wraps which will be on sale next Friday. Year 2 teacher Kay Mudge said the eco-wraps were made out of beeswax and cotton fabric and could be used as a replacement for glad wrap. Students were hoping to make around 50 eco-wraps to see at the Market Night. All the materials for the eco-wraps were donated by locals businesses including Commonsense Organics and Stitchbird.
Kay said the eco-wraps tied in nicely with the school’s aim to recycle and minimise waste. “We are just trying to reduce the amount of waste, we won’t end up with as much around the playground and there won’t be as much in the bins which will reduce our waste cost. “It’s teaching the children that we don’t need to throw everything away and can find a re-purposed use for it.” Larissa Marno, who was helping organise this year’s event, said children were encouraged to take part in the fair and each class was in charge of running a stall. Children also had the opportunity to showcase their talents, either busking or performing on Market Night. “There is so much going on, lots of beautiful food and lots of great stalls.” The Kilbirnie School Night Market will be held next Friday, November 20 from 4.30pm to 7pm.
Sustainability Trust is busy preparing for its popular Sustainable Christmas Market which will take place this Saturday. The annual Sustainable Christmas Market provides one-stop ethical Christmas shopping for eco-friendly Wellingtonians. Market-goers will be able to purchase goods and gifts from a range of retailers that are eco-friendly, waste-free, bio-degradable, organic, recycled, handcrafted, fairly-traded or locally made. There will also be ‘do it yourself’ demos, kids crafts, a ‘recycled materials’ gift wrapping station and delicious local food stalls. Retail manager for Sustainability Trust, Lianne Earles, said the Christmas Market was a one-stop market with everything people needed to make their festivities greener and fairer. “This is going to be our biggest market yet. There will be indoor and outdoor stalls and our laneway will be decorated with bunting, spreading the festive spirit. “As well as gifts and Christmas related products, there will be demon-
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strations from the Sustainability Trust team on water-saving and solar devices, activities for children, and giveaways”. Participating retailers include Sustainability Trust, Hoopla Kids, Organic Boxes, Trade Aid, Lady Lemon, BBQ Skins, Save Your Skin, Wellington Chocolate Factory, La Boca Loca, Apheleia, Journey Candles, Free Range Family, and many more. The Sustainable Christmas Market will take place from 10am to 2pm this Saturday, November 14, at 2 Forresters Lane, just off Tory St.
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