Cobar Public School Receives $3,500 Eco Schools Grant
Cobar Public School has received a $3,500 NSW Government Eco Schools grant to create an indigenous garden for learning, Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries said.
The Eco Schools Grant Program aims to instil environmental awareness and appreciation in school communities.
Mr Humphries said the NSW Environmental Trust grants would help Cobar Public School to implement local and practical environmental education initiatives.
“Cobar Public School’s indigenous garden for learning aims to deliver learning through science and technology by focussing on the regeneration of an unused area of the school to increase biodiversity,” Mr Humphries said.
“The school children participating in these grassroots environmental projects are likely to transfer their learnings to friends and families.”
As part of the project, students will establish a new native garden, increasing the productivity of the nearby food gardens by encouraging pollinators, predators and other animals to the area.
During the project, students will learn about indigenous plants and animals that complement and rely on each other.
Grants of $3,500 were awarded to 80 schools including 22 to schools catering for special needs.
Across the Barwon Electorate, Wilcannia’s St Therese’s Community School and Broken Hill’s Railway Town Public School were also awarded grants.
Environment Minister Mark Speakman said the Eco Schools grants would help young people to learn and value the natural environment.
“These grants help educate students on the importance of protecting the environment for future generations,” Mr Speakman said.