Clarkson PS wins Ocean Keys Shopping Centre rewards program, plans to reopen canteen

Clarkson PS wins Ocean Keys Shopping Centre rewards program, plans to reopen canteen
Clarkson PS wins Ocean Keys Shopping Centre rewards program, plans to reopen canteen

CLARKSON Primary School will use a $3000 prize to reopen its canteen, serving produce from the school garden.

For the second time, the school beat 26 others in Ocean Keys Shopping Centre’s two-year-old school rewards program.

Principal Anthony Shields said the money would help the school reopen its canteen, which has been closed for the past six years.

“Only recently have we started a community garden which we hoped would lead to opening a canteen serving healthy, nutritious meals using produce the students themselves have grown,” he said.

“The funds will help get the canteen up and running, give us the means to add a chicken coop to the garden, as well as introduce an aquaculture system – a novel way to grow herbs with a fish tank instead of soil.”

Schools won prizes based a community voting system, with the $2000 second prize going to St Andrews Catholic Primary School and Mindarie Primary winning the $1000 third prize.

The Clarkson shopping centre also gave four $500 runner-up prizes to Quinns Rocks Primary, Somerly Primary, Northshore Christian Grammar and Quinns Beach Primary schools.