Local Moreton Bay Schools to Grow a Greener Future for Local Community
A number of local Moreton Bay schools have secured a grant towards building and sustaining a greener future as recipients in the latest round of Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants.
The schools were selected out of close to 1, 000 applicants in the national program, which launched last year and aims to inspire students with hands-on environmental projects.
The Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program offers grants of up to $1,000 for Australian primary schools and early learning centres across the country.
The grant aims to help fund young Australians with hands-on projects focusing on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices and enhancing native habitats.
Woolworths Operations Manager, Samantha Williams said; “We’re extremely proud of what this program has achieved to date and delighted that our local schools have been recognised in the latest round of grants.
“Our Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant program will continue to support students to get hands with worthy projects in our local environment. The local Moreton Bay students have developed deserving projects that will contribute to a greener future for our community and we look forward to tracking their progress and success.”
Landcare Australia CEO, Dr Shane Norrish said; “Getting hands-on with environmental projects at this early stage in their development will help equip students with the ability, knowledge and resources to take meaningful action to protect our shared local and national biodiversity as they grow up.
“We’re looking forward to seeing the project proposed by Caboolture State School and Kallangur State School and interested locals can track their success via an interactive map at landcareaustralia.org.au.”
Building on the success of the program to date, Woolworths will be providing grants to an additional over 600 schools empowering 100,000 students nationally during this second round of the program.
Sine June 2018, Woolworths has to date already contributed half a million dollars in Junior Landcare grants, funding projects for over 1,155 schools through the sale of ‘Bag for good’ across the country.
The local grant will mean Caboolture State School can now able to develop their proposed project:
Project Type: Waste management (e.g. composting, recycling, worm farm)
Project Name: HOGG (Helping Our Garden Grow)
Project overview as described by school: We will be introducing more sustainable practices into our school through composting and worm farms. We will set up a Garden Ambassador Group, whereby the students will be in charge of collecting food waste after eating breaks and kitchen classes and recycling the waste into compost and worm farms. This will be a whole school initiative to help reduce food waste and benefit our school garden.
The local grant will mean Kallangur State School can now able to develop their proposed project:
Project Type: Sustainable food production (e.g. bush tucker or vegetable garden)
Project Name: InDIGenous Kitchen Garden
Project overview as described by school: The project aims to create an Indigenous bush tucker garden to teach students about Indigenous plants and ingredients, seasonal planting, sustainable food production and garden care and management. Students will design and help plant the bush tucker garden, they will design and create signage for the plants and assist in maintaining the garden, harvesting the produce and learning how to prepare and use bush tucker.
Other schools that also received grants include Narangba State School.
Find out more at landcareaustralia.org.au/woolworthsgrants