Young learn how to grow a sustainable future

Shukman Bassford and Baiden Hodgson from Armadale Education|Support Centre with their nursery in a box.www.communitypix.com.au d420216
Shukman Bassford and Baiden Hodgson from Armadale Education|Support Centre with their nursery in a box.www.communitypix.com.au d420216

The school is taking part in a Greening Project program, which teaches students how to grow native plant seedlings in a miniature nursery.

The seedlings are replanted in different areas of the community, once they reach a certain size, to enhance the environment.

Armadale Education Support Centre teacher Viki Kannan said the Nursery in a Box program has been an enjoyable outdoor experience for students.

‘They’ve learnt a lot about conservation, how important trees are to the environment, the different types of plants and how to care for them,’ she said.

Armadale Education Support Centre plan on growing the seedlings in their school garden, so students can see the plants grow and mature.

Greening Project representative Tiffany Voysey said engaging children in experiential learning is an important part of their education.