Schools receive land care grants

St Brendan’s Catholic Primary, Lake Munmorah

Schools in the Wyong region, including Our Lady of the Rosary at The Entrance, Toukley Public School and St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School at Lake Munmorah, are receiving grants of up to $1,000 each to help local students enhance native habitats, improve sustainable food production and recycling as well as supporting waste management projects at their school.

These grants are a part of the Woolworths Junior Landcare program and this year’s grants place a large emphasis on the importance of bees and pollinators in the environment, with applicants offered extra funding of up to $500 for projects that directly support the conservation of our bee population.

Woolworths Wyong region Group Manager, Tim Burr, said that the company was pleased to help Wyong region’s schools create a better tomorrow through the grants.

“The grants will not only help Wyong region schools create and maintain projects that support the local community to go greener, but will also have students buzzing with the opportunity to support and protect our native bee population,” Burr said.

“The Junior Landcare Program recognises the vital role that young Australians play in caring for the land, their environment and other natural resources.

“Throughout this major grant program, Woolworths shares Junior Landcare’s commitment to helping develop students’ skills and knowledge to become the land carers of the future,” said Landcare Australia CEO, Dr Shane Norrish.

Media Release, June 9