Australia's 'first 100% vegan preschool' opens this year, and promises to offer an eco-friendly education as well as completely plant-based meals Sustainable Play Preschool promises an eco-friendly education, involving children in growing their own vegetables. - Media Credit: Adobe. Do not use without permission

‘Australia’s First’ 100% Vegan Preschool To Open This Year

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A preschool that will serve entirely plant-based meals and focus on sustainability and eco-friendly practices is set to open in Newcastle, Australia this year.

According to the non-profit organization, Vegan Australia, Sustainable Play Preschool will be the country’s ‘first 100% vegan preschool’.

Sustainable Play Preschool

The school will support sustainable practices. This includes supporting local businesses, maintaining a vegetable garden, and using rainwater tanks.

Excursions will take pupils to local farms and national parks to ‘learn about the world through their experiences in nature’, the preschool claims.

It will focus on ‘eco-friendly practices’ and all meals will be plant-based, made using items grown in the garden.

The preschool will also focus on ‘creative play’.

Vegan menu

The preschool’s vegan menu includes morning smoothies rich in nutrients and lunches including tofu mac ‘n’ cheez and chickpea ‘tuna’ sandwiches.

Also on offer is carrot and zucchini muffins and vegan ice cream made using bananas.

The ‘dietitian approved’ offerings change on a weekly basis.

Are more schools going vegan?

Schools around the world are increasing offerings for plant-based children. This is often not without a fight, however.

Parents in Brighton, England, pleaded with their local council to make vegan lunches available to all children. Charities have urged the UK government to remove meat from school menus entirely.

In addition, over three quarters of schools and nurseries in France now offer at least one meatless meal a week.

For more information, visit Sustainable Play Preschool’s website.

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StrangerThingsHappen
StrangerThingsHappen
1 year ago

Why are you touting this as a ‘vegan’ school? Are they going to teach a way of life that rejects speciesism in all its forms? This is a plant-based school. Not at all the same thing.

They even refer to themselves as plant-based. They don’t even use the word ‘vegan’.

You are hurting the animal liberation movement when you portray veganism as a diet.

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