Malibu School gets garden upgrades


The new sustainable garden patch at Malibu Special Needs School with Bunnings staff in background.
The new sustainable garden patch at Malibu Special Needs School with Bunnings staff in background.

AN Orchard, vegetable gardens and new hen house were some of the attractions at Malibu Special Needs School in Safety Bay on June 29.

A cohort of Bunnings staff descended on the school with shovels, rakes and earthworms amid their kits to re-vamp the school’s existing vegetable gardens.

The staff focused on creating garden beds of differing heights and dimension to accommodate the needs of all students.

Fruit trees, a native garden, worm farm and a compost bin were installed to teach children about sustainability, along with the 12 raised garden beds.

Malibu Special Needs School principal Noelene Mason said they were thrilled for the generous gift from Bunnings.

“It is a great teaching resource to show children about the benefits of growing their own food, and how to save water in the garden as they watch the garden come to life,” she said.

The school is an education support school located in Safety Bay as a part of the South Metropolitan Education Region.

It caters to students with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairments (vision and hearing), challenging behaviours and/or autistic spectrum disorders.