Waste Wise grants seed recycling & gardening initiatives

Bella KitchenSouth Western Times
Boyanup Primary School teacher Marion Lewis and Year 1 students Harper Reardon and Skylah Williams in the school vegetable garden.Picture: Bella Kitchen
Camera IconBoyanup Primary School teacher Marion Lewis and Year 1 students Harper Reardon and Skylah Williams in the school vegetable garden.Picture: Bella Kitchen

Boyanup Primary School is aiming to reduce its impact on the environment by putting a share of the latest round of the Waste Wise grants to good use.

The school received $2200 to fire-up the school community about recycling and to provide gardening equipment for students with sensory challenges.

The grants are a part of the Waste Wise School program aimed to get schools to avoid generating waste and to encourage diverting waste from landfill.

Boyanup Primary teacher Marion Lewis said the school used the grant to buy items around the health and safety approach to the recycling and gardening activities around the school.

“The past grants we received went towards infrastructure such as green houses, gardening beds, sprinklers and worm beds,” she said.

“This time we took a health and safety approach, for example to get a new trailer for our gardener Linda to help make her job easier and less of a strain on her.”

Ms Lewis said the gardening gloves for students with sensory challenges will allow everyone to be involved. “For those kids that have sensory issues they can now dig in with all the other students,” she said.

She said the students were becoming more environmentally aware, especially about food wastage.

“They see where food comes from and how to be less wasteful, our garden set up utilises recycled materials and systems,” she said.

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