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Kindlehill school grounds

Garden of knowledge

December 2014

KYLIE MCGREGOR profiles Kindlehill School and its ever-evolving gardens.

Treating head lice

Treating head lice

March 2014

With the incidence of head lice on the rise, KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the shift towards chemical-free treatments.

The allergy epidemic

June 2013

KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the sudden rise in childhood allergies, in particular food allergies, and ways to reduce the risks.

Top of the class

August 2012

A small Victorian primary school has earned top marks with an inspiring environmental program, including natural wetlands, energy saving, permaculture gardens, chooks and more. PENNY WOODWARD reports.

The world is not given by your parents but borrowed from your children. A shining example of this can be found at a primary school in the small rural Victorian town of Balnarring.

State of play

July 2012

KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the importance of outdoor play and why children should be swapping screen time for ‘green’ time.

Recent research shows that our children are spending dramatically less time outdoors than previous generations and suffering what one expert has dubbed “nature-deficit disorder”.

Why Kids Need Nature

April 2012

KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the importance of outdoor play and why children should be swapping screen time for ‘green’ time.

Be smart, avoid pesticides

October 2011

New studies have found a link between prenatal exposure to certain pesticides and lower IQs in children, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

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