We were recently asked by the team at dirtgirlworld to donate a prize to a school, kindy or child care centre judged the winner of "the littlest ever world environment day eco-Carnivale" held on World Environment Day - June 5.
The winner was the Alstonville Public School in New South Wales who held a Groovy Green Fair, exceededing all expectations for the dirtgirlworld crew. Here are some details:
"Starting when the clouds lifted flooding the school with sunshine, it was a blessed beginning to our World Environment Day event. As the gates opened, enthusiastic visitors were greeted by colourful stalls selling a variety of wares from fresh produce, plants, local gourmet delights, handmade jewellery and pottery too, cakes and slices, a monster garage sale and the list goes on and on.
Students ran their own st lls selling pre-loved toys, much loved clothing and favourite shoes.
As violins played, alpacas wandered, the police and fire brigade entertained children and environmental groups showed what they had to offer and raised support and much needed funds as well.
The BBQ was popular with hot breakfasts and yummy lunches and High Tea was served all day for those with more refined tastes.
Later in the program the Op Shop Chic and Newspaper Creations fashion parade was held with children parading down the green carpet and wow! the outfits looked good enough to wear out for the evening.
Our Wishing Tree captured many wishes, from an unpolluted earth and world peace to just having more time to enjoy the fair. And many people remembered to wear something green.
It was wonderful to watch a whole community, and some who had travelled from other districts, come together to support our school and celebrate World Environment Day.
Over all, the day was filled with a lot of laughter, many a bargain was found and we were able to raise enough to build more veggie patches and purchase fruit trees and also create an outdoor learning environment for all the children to enjoy."
So there you have it, a great entrant and clearly a worthy winner. We wonder how next year's winners will be able to top that!!