Wynnum West State Primary School
|School||Wynnum West State Primary School|
||$1,000 (Excluding GST)|
|Year/Round||2010 Round 2|
Wynnum West State Primary school have successfully established an enclosed garden with raised garden beds, with an irrigated system worm farm and compost heap. The plants chosen for the garden are herbs and vegetables . We plan to donate the vegetables to the tuckshop for them to use in the lunch salads offered to the teachers. Children are also learning about recycling through the donation of a worm farm and the construction of a compost area.
The vegetable garden has been a major part of the curriculum in two of the prep units developed since the development of the garden. In a unit called ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ students studied the needs of living things and identified and recorded parts of plants. In the science unit Down on the Farm students will develop the understanding that living things depend on the environment and each other and that change occurs in the life cycle of living things.
The project has also helped Wynnum West State School in developing a relationship with the Moreton Bay Environmental centre that assisted them with their application for the grant and continues to support them with their sustainable environmental plan. The local council conducted a community workshop on composting in our garden area. They will return to the school to provide a compost workshop for classes in June.
The local Coles store provided us with a $50 voucher which we used to buy seeds and gardening tools.