Excelsior, Gosnells primary schools score Waste Wise Schools grants

Excelsior Primary School students Eliza John, Ella Bradshaw, Om Talele, Moses Small & Teegan Daly with (back) Alyah Samura & teacher and grant organiser Michelle Gordon.
Excelsior Primary School students Eliza John, Ella Bradshaw, Om Talele, Moses Small & Teegan Daly with (back) Alyah Samura & teacher and grant organiser Michelle Gordon.

EXCELSIOR Primary School is celebrating a State Government grant to boost their current eco-friendly efforts.

The school was awarded a $4129 grant as part of the government’s Waste Wise Schools program to encourage kids to take care of the environment.

The money will be used to install a recycling hub for mobile phones, batteries and co-mingled recycling, as well as buy an additional worm farm, shade cloth, mulch and tools.

Teacher Michelle Gordon said the school already had a multitude of eco-savvy projects to encourage students to be conscious of the environment.

“It’s important to teach kids to be waste-wise as early as possible so they have awareness of what they can do and help the environment,” she said.

“The school currently encourages paper and plastic recycling and has ‘Waste-Free Wednesday’, vegetable gardens, a worm farm, solar panels, coffee pod recycling, mobile phone and dry cell bins and rain water tanks.”

Another local school, Gosnells Primary School, was also awarded a $2196 grant to set up two large worm farms and buy garden equipment and bins.

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