Nyngan Preschool fundraise to continue speech pathology service

SUSTAINABLE: Alan Kidd, Charlie Carter, Nathan Martin, Bonnie Smith and Ruby Walsh show off their recycling. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
SUSTAINABLE: Alan Kidd, Charlie Carter, Nathan Martin, Bonnie Smith and Ruby Walsh show off their recycling. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

Nyngan's preschoolers are collecting bottles and cans to allow speech therapy services to continue visiting their school.

So far the Preschool have raised $348 from recycling bottles and cans to help pay for the much needed service, which Preschool director Chantelle Finlay said will help take costs away from parents.

"We were trying to be a bit creative about how we can fundraise without parents or community members having to put their hands in their pockets," she said.

"We thought this was an easy way for parents, and not to take from their recycling at home, but we just thought if they'd otherwise just put it in the bin they could come and put it in our recycling bin instead."

Ms Finlay said parents and the community have been very supportive of the cause.

"It's something that all of our parents, whether they have a need or not, understand the need for speech therapy services and how we are essentially under serviced locally, so they're all very supportive," she said.

The Preschool director said that the recycling initiative has also tied in with the students' learning.

"The kids of course have done a sustainability topic earlier in the year so it's really married into that as well, and they're also educating parents about the environmental aspect of ti as well," Ms Finlay said.

"It's great the kids have taken some over and seen the recycling depot. It's been easy and just a bin out the front."