Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest today announced the local recipients for round two of the NSW Government’s $10 million Sustainable School Grants.
Mr Provest said he was excited that Duranbah Public School, Banora Point High School and Terranora Public School have all received grants in the second round of the program, designed to have students get their hands dirty in learning about sustainable practices and improving the environment their school.
“I am thrilled that our local schools have been successful with their grant applications,” Mr Provest said.
“The Sustainable School Grants will empower students and school communities to implement projects that will build a safer and stronger NSW but also benefit the environment by helping to save energy or water, reduce waste, or improve biodiversity.”
“I very much look forward to seeing the wonderful projects come to life in the coming months.”
Duranbah Public School will be delivering: Conserve 2 Preserve
Banora Point High School will be delivering: A Special Garden: Food Waste to Green Space and;
Terranora Public School will be delivering: Deranora Bugal Bush Garden
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said 187 public schools across the State have received a Sustainable Schools Grant in round two of the program.
“The interest in this program is excellent to see, and I wish all the staff and students well on the delivery of their projects,” Ms Mitchell said.
“Students will be delivering projects such as vertical gardens, water storage strategies, and even beehives to improve biodiversity.”
For more information and the full list of award recipients go to https://www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au/content/infrastructure/www/what-we-do/we-look-after-our-schools/sustainable-schools-grants.html