Subiaco Primary School receives $1000 grant to revitalise pre-primary garden

(Left to right) Subiaco Primary School pre-primary students Jenny Hampson-Benstead Sophia Burling. Photo credit: Anna Pretorius Photography.
(Left to right) Subiaco Primary School pre-primary students Jenny Hampson-Benstead Sophia Burling. Photo credit: Anna Pretorius Photography.

SUBIACO Primary School students and community members united on Saturday morning for a gardening bus bee, after the school received a $1000 grant to revitalise its pre-primary outdoor garden.

The Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant will help the school achieve its environmental sustainability goals through a regeneration project.

The project involves student participation in regenerating soil in the vegetable gardens, maintaining compost beds, a worm farm set up, adding soil conditioner and mulch and planting seeds and seedlings in the vegetable beds.

The grant will also fund the school’s purchase of recycling bins and equipment such as wheelbarrows, spades, rakes and gardening gloves.

Principal Carolyn Press said the school’s Sustainability Committee was focused on revegetation, propagation and reducing food waste.

“The busy bee was about getting the children, parents and staff to work together and share their love for the environment,” she said.

City of Subiaco also supported the project by supplying and delivering five cubic meters of quality mulch.