COFFS HARBOUR PUBLIC SCHOOL GOES FOR GROWTH

Coffs Harbour Public School will reap the rewards of gardening success with a $3500 NSW Government Eco Schools grant, said the Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser.

The school’s ‘Growing Together’ project will provide a safe and accessible area for students with special needs to take part in gardening in raised beds and the establishment and maintenance of a fruit orchard.

There will be composting and worm farming included in the project to help students understand the holistic process in gardening.

“Funding grassroots projects is about teaching kids how to live more sustainably,” Mr Fraser said.

“This grant is an important investment in our future – research shows that this can help create better environmental awareness later in life.”

The Eco Schools Grant Program aims to help give kids a hands-on environmental education in their schools.

Across NSW almost $260,000 in grants were awarded this year for projects due to commence in the first term of 2018, with 74 schools each receiving $3,500 to fund hands-on environmental education.

For more information about the grants and how to apply visit:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/schools.htm