Mandurah Forum kicks off second year of Growing Together Initiative


Students from each of the schools taking part in the Growing Together initiative.
Students from each of the schools taking part in the Growing Together initiative.

MANDURAH Forum has kicked off the second year of its Growing Together Initiative giving shoppers the chance to help their local primary school win a share of $13,000.

After a successful project last year, 11 schools are in the running for cash donations worth $10,000, $2000 and $1000 to invest in a community project or need of their choice.

Centre manager Jacqueline McKenzie encouraged customers to throw their support behind their local school and help make a real and positive difference to their community.

“Last year we counted more than 20,000 entries and with 11 local schools involved this year, we are looking forward to being flooded with even more entries,’’ she said.

Schools competing for the top prizes include Assumption Catholic Primary School (sensory room and reflective garden), Dudley Park PS (edible garden), Foundation Christian College PS (new climbing frame for nature play area), Glencoe PS (sensory garden for sun smart structures), Greenfields PS (buddy bench for the oval, reading desks and environmental studies), Halls Head PS (additional infrastructure to teach digital literacies), Mandurah Baptist College (nature playground additions), Mandurah PS (sustainable school garden), Meadow Springs PS (fan for the recreational centre), North Mandurah PS (sustainability program including water tanks for vegie garden and retic system), South Halls Head PS (nature playground).

Last year, Meadow Springs PS and Education Support Centre took home the top prize $10,000 for a new outdoor obstacle course and playground.

Growing Together runs until November 17.

To vote, place the token received for every $10 spent at Mandurah Forum in the donation barrel for the school of your choice near Woolworths.

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