HEALTHY GROWTH: Lachlan Rayner, 11, Mikayla Nelson, 10, Digby Mercer, 12 and Araucaria Velasco, 11, from the class of 5/6 W at Alstonville Public School, in front of their school garden, getting ready for Word Environnment Day Fair.
HEALTHY GROWTH: Lachlan Rayner, 11, Mikayla Nelson, 10, Digby Mercer, 12 and Araucaria Velasco, 11, from the class of 5/6 W at Alstonville Public School, in front of their school garden, getting ready for Word Environnment Day Fair. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Alstonville school kids try "op shop chic" for sale

KIDS at Alstonville Public School are looking forward to dressing up in their best 'Op Shop Chic' and holding stalls to offload old toys and books that they don't need anymore.

It's all part of the Groovy Green Fair the school is hosting on Saturday to celebrate World Environment Day and to promote sustainability within the school.

About 20 garage sale stalls will be held along with a range of activities including a display of alpacas and a workshop on spinning alpaca wool.

"If you are going to have livestock on your property, alpaca are one of the least damaging to the environment," said Heather Dunn from the organising committee.

There will also be a high tea with homemade treats, live entertainment, the frugal fashion show, a green play space and other market stalls selling local produce including locally grown rice.

Ms Dunn said money raised will go towards buying shade sails for the school as well as more vegie gardens and other sustainability projects.

"The kids can't wait until things are ready to eat in the vegie garden, and if there is an excess, they sell it through the school canteen.

"I think the community has really got behind this event because they can see it directly benefits the kids in the community."

The Green Fair will be open from 8am to 3pm. For information about stalls phone Samantha on 0419 281470.


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