St Brigid's Catholic School gets composting thanks to $1000 grant

Photo: File
Photo: File

St Brigid's Catholic School has secured a grant which will be put towards building and sustaining a greener future at the Gawler site.

The primary school was selected from about 1000 applicants in the national Woolworths Junior Landcare program.

The initiative, launched last year, aims to inspire students with hands-on environmental projects, focusing on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices and and enhancing native habits.

The program offers grants of up to $1000 for Aussie primary schools and early learning centres.

Funds now mean St Brigid's Catholic School is able to develop their proposed project: Project Type: Waste management (e.g. composting, recycling, worm farm)

They will work under their project name 'Reducing Waste - Let's Compost'.

The school will take action to reduce, reuse and recycle all the waste materials at the school.

Educators at the school say the initiative will ultimately improve the composting system at our school.

Their project overview includes one of their mottos: 'Care For Our Environment', with the staff striving to educate children with many authentic experiences.

Woolworths store manager, Andrew Davies shared how the students at St Brigid's Catholic School have developed a deserving project that will contribute to a greener future for our community.

"...and we look forward to tracking their progress and success," he said.

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 St Brigid's Catholic School," he added.

The community can track the school's success via an interactive map at www.landcareaustralia.org.au.