Grant awarded for sustainable food production program

Avoca Beach PS Principal, Ben Thomas (left), and teacher Megan Faunce (right) accept the grant from Woolworths representatives Clare Hughes and Elise Murphy

Avoca Beach Public School is one of more than 1,600 primary schools to be awarded a grant from Woolworths and Landcare Australia.

The school received an $800 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant, which it will use for a program focused on sustainable food production.

Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant projects focus on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices or enhancing native habitats such as vegetable gardens, recycling initiatives and native habitat enhancement and indigenous perspectives.

Primary schools and Early Learning Centres which receive the grant can further their environmental projects in the school or community, helping to educate the younger generation about the importance of the environment.

This year, an additional $500 Bee Bonus was also offered, providing extra funding to support the conservation of Australia’s bee population.

Avoca Beach Public School was also successful in being granted a Bee Bonus.

With bees and pollination a crucial part of the horticultural and agricultural industry in Australia, the school can use the Bee Bonus in the development of native beehives, pollinator gardens or bee education programs.

The grant certificate was presented by Woolworths Erina store manager, Mitch Goldfinch, on June 7.

Media release, Jun 4