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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Three 'R's for the Environment

This month heralds the return of Stanley Bay Primary School's 9th Grand Garage Sale and Summer Fair.  This event, to be held Saturday 15th March, has grown to become the largest garage sale on the North Shore with people from all over Auckland enjoying the treasure trove of bargains. From fabulous homemade food to an astounding array of household items, furniture, bric-a-brac…right down to the family silver, its all to be found at this fabulous family-focused fair!  Held at the school grounds in Russell Street, Devonport, the fun kicks off at 12.00 midday and runs until 4.00pm with loads of fun activities and entertainment for all the family.

With a large emphasis on recycling at the school, one of the most popular areas of the huge event is the 1000's of secondhand books and DVDs for sale.  Recycling books, children's clothing and toys is a great way for the students to see in practice the 3 R's of environmental studies - reduce, reuse and recycle.

Principal of Stanley Bay Primary, Glen Vinton said: "It is great for the children to see first hand recycling in such a positive manner and on such a grand scale.  The children love the opportunity to get new toys and books for next to nothing, and to see the items they have outgrown being passed onto other families to enjoy."
Alongside the garage sale event, the school community also hosts a Summer Fair.  Newcomers this year are Newfoundland dogs giving young children rides, Farmer Paul with his animal petting zoo and self-drive hot rod cars along with old favourites such as coconut shy, remote control boats, face painting, hair braiding and much more.
For those keen to donate goods, the school is receiving items at the school hall on Saturday 8 March and Sunday 9 March from 2 to 4pm and from Monday 10 March to Friday 14 March during school hours.
They can accept just about any good quality items including books, furniture, sports equipment, baby gear, bikes, tools, toys and more (sorry no manchester or electrical goods). For enquires call 021 237 4523.

by Channel Editorial