Junior Landcare Grants-Vegetable gardens, recycling, bee hives and waste management are just some of the projects local schools and childcare centres are instigating.
Several projects have just been given a boost with a 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant projects focus on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices or enhancing native habitats such as vegetable gardens, recycling initiatives and native habitat enhancement and indigenous perspectives.
Middle Dural Public School won a $1500 grant to enhance native habitats. This year, an additional $500 Bee Bonus was also offered, providing extra funding to support the conservation of Australia’s bee population which the school received.
With bees and pollination, a crucial part of the horticultural and agricultural industry in Australia, Middle Dural Public School will be able to use the Bee Bonus in the development of native beehives, pollinator gardens or bee education programs.
Primary schools and Early Learning Centres who receive the grant can further their environmental projects in the school or community, helping to educate the younger generation about the importance of the environment.
Other schools receiving grants include:
- St Angela’s Primary School,Wesley Preschool, Castle Glen Child Care Centre and Excelsior Public School all at Castle Hill.
- Windsor Public School, Windsor
- South Creek School, Riverstone
- Hills Montessori School and Sun Valley Preschool Kindergarten both at West Pennant Hills
- Hillsong Child Care Centre Norwest
- Kiddie Academy Kellyville
- Jasper Road Public School Baulkham Hills
- Heritage House Cherrybrook Childcare and Early Learning Centre
- Schofields Public School