Kevin Humphries

BOURKE PRIMARY SCHOOL AND EUABALONG WEST PUBLIC SCHOOL RECEIVES FUNDING FOR GRASSROOTS ECO PROJECTS

7 December 2017

Bourke Primary School and Euabalong West Public School have both received a $3500 NSW Government Eco Schools grant, Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced today.  

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

“Funding grassroots projects is about teaching kids how to live more sustainably.

“These grants are an important investment in our future – research shows that this can help create better environmental awareness later in life,” Mr Humphries said. 

Bourke Primary School - Bush Tucker Garden $3,500
As a Connected Communities school, Bourke Public School will create an outdoor bush tucker garden. By engaging in this project, students will gain an understanding of the relationship between traditional Aboriginal foods, the health of the environment, our impact on the Earth and our need to keep traditions and resources alive for sustainability. Students will design, plan and establish a bush tucker garden through guidance with community members and the local Ngemba and Barkindji Aboriginal elders. 

Euabalong West Public School - A Little Patch of 'The West’ $3,500
A Little Patch of 'The West' is a school run community project to create a sustainable community vegetable garden, which can be accessed and contributed to by the local community, with the reward of fresh produce.

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

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