Some schools have a grounds keeper. However there is only so much that the grounds keeper can do.
The problem with working bee’s though is that not everyone can make it on that designated weekend. The other problem is that it’s usually the same families that help out.
This year the school has scrapped “scheduled” working bee’s. Instead, you come when you are able to. So that can be a it’s a weekend or an afternoon.
Since we live so close to the kids school we thought it would be a good idea to do our bit.
There were autumn leaves all over the basketball court, which were starting to decompose and getting slimy and slippery. It would have been a matter of time before a kid slipped and injured themselves.
There were a lot of leaves. It ended up being about 4 or 5 wheelbarrows later. The basketball court and it’s surrounds were cleaned up and looking much better.
Our compost was brimming with the autumn leaves.
Yes it ended up being a win win situation. The school gets a much needed tidy up, and we get worm food.
Do you help out in your community?
Do you compost?