EcoKids project soon to feature in the Süddeutsche Zeitung!
An editor and a photographer from the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper visited the Minihaus in Menzinger Strasse to accompany the launch of its new Ecokids project.
This time, the issue is the avoidance of waste. To launch the topic, deputy kindergarten manager Elke Hefele and nursery teacher Katharina Getz transformed the gym into a wood which has sadly been ruined by litter.
A little green rag doll called Knud lives in the wood and is determined to protect the environment. Knud asked the kindergarten children to help collect the litter and to put it in the right containers – one for paper, one for plastics and one for glass bottles. Equipped with yellow hi-vis jackets and protective gloves, the children got to work with huge enthusiasm.
The aim of the new EcoKids project is to follow up this make-believe litter-pick with a “real” litter-picking campaign in Angerlohe country park, also involving the children’s parents. “We are then going to use the litter we collect to build a ‘litter monster’ to put in the front garden of the Minihaus at the summer fête”, explains Project Manager Silvia Wick.
“Avoiding waste is an important social topic which we want the children to internalize”, reiterates nursery teacher Katharina Getz.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung is also addressing this topic and is shortly planning a feature on environmental education.