Bunnings revamps early learning centre’s veggie patch

Kindy room leader Sian Davies, director Shanice Drew and Bunnings activity organiser Jamie-Lee Plenderleith with children at the planting.
Kindy room leader Sian Davies, director Shanice Drew and Bunnings activity organiser Jamie-Lee Plenderleith with children at the planting.

BUNNING Halls Head chose YMCA Falcon Early Learning Centre for a veggie patch revamp as part of their not-for-profit funding.

The Bunnings crew attended the YMCA on Friday to clean up, plant and fertilise the veggie patch with the help of the children.

Falcon ELC director Shanice Drew said sustainability was an important part of its education program.

“Having a functional veggie patch will enable us to enhance the children’s knowledge and hands-on experience,’’ she said.

“As part of the YMCA WA Approach to Learning, playing and interacting with nature is imperative for the development of young children.

“Unstructured nature play is one of the key elements in ELC’s daily activities.

“The revamped veggie patch will allow the children to care, grow and harvest their own vegetables, teaching them cognitive and social skills as well as guiding them towards health eating habits.’’