North Mandurah PS give green thumbs up to garden grant

North Mandurah Primary School students Cole, Bridee, Cleo and Christian in their sensory garden, which will benefit from a Growing Good Garden Grant.
North Mandurah Primary School students Cole, Bridee, Cleo and Christian in their sensory garden, which will benefit from a Growing Good Garden Grant.

A GRANT to help grow their sensory garden has received two big, green thumbs up from North Mandurah Primary School students.

The $1000 Growing Good Garden Grant from Life Education and Yates will be used to grow the school’s sensory garden, giving students more opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn make healthier choices.

They were one of 10 grant recipients chosen from 987 entries.

North Mandurah PS deputy principal Jesse Murphy said it was an exciting step forward.

“School gardens are a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts,” he said.

“Thanks to the grant North Mandurah will be able to further develop our sensory garden with the dual benefit of teaching our children and community about sustainable healthy living.”

Life Education WA chief executive Bernie Foley congratulated North Mandurah Primary School and said he looked forward to seeing their project grow.

“When kids grow their own food, they are more likely to eat it,” he said.

“The Growing Good Gardens Grant extends the Life Education lesson from the classroom to the garden, getting kids active and teaching them the first-hand about benefits of healthy eating.”