Bedgerabong Public School has secured a grant towards building and sustaining a greener future as a recipient in the latest round of Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants.
The school was selected out of nearly 1,000 applicants in the national program, which launched last year and aims to in- spire 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 learn- ing centres across the country. The local grant will mean Bedgerabong Public School is now able to develop their proposed project, the ‘Waterwise Kitchen Garden’ which aims at creating sustainable food production within the school.
Woolworths Store Manager, Noel Reardon said, “We’re extremely proud of what this program has achieved to date and de- lighted that a local school has been recognised in the latest round of grants.”
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 Bedgerabong Public 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 600 schools, which then empowers 100,000 students nationally to make sustainable changes for their future during this second round of the program. Since 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.