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Harbord School Awarded Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant

Native Bee Hive Sustainability Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant Worm Farm

Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant

Harbord Public School and P&C Sustainability Team were absolutely delighted to have been successful with our application for a 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant, just before lock down.

Our Worms at Work project aims to expand insufficient organic waste management systems and provide sufficient capacity in compost bins and worm farms to allow HPS to keep 100% of our organic, compostable waste out of landfill.

Worm Farm Before imageWe were also very excited to have been awarded an additional ”Bee Bonus” grant! This grant has helped finance our new Stingless Native Bee Hive along with support from the P&C fundraising.
Of Course, with very little access to the school grounds until recently, it’s been a little slower to get off the ground than anticipated but the children, teachers and P&C volunteers have been hard at work none the less.
Harbord is one of 1,609 primary schools and early learning centres throughout Australia receiving a Woolworths Junior Landcare grant to help grow our next generation of environmental champions.

The grants are being funded with a 10c contribution from each sale of the Woolworths Bag for Good at full price, which was launched in 2018 when Woolworths went single-use plastic bag free.

The children and teachers are so looking forward to continuing their work and learning from this project. Our Bee Hive and Worm Farm will be a huge asset to the children’s education and we’ll keep you updated on the results.

A big thank you to Woolworths Junior Landcare Program for the grant and the wonderful opportunity you’re giving students around Australia to make a change for good.

 

To read more about the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant, view our project page here and see the map of all the other successful grant applicants please click here

If any other students or parents of Harbord School are interested in helping with this project or any of our other sustainability initiatives, we could always use more hands! Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the P&C at sustainability@harbordpandc.com.au