Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has congratulated three south west schools for making the Victorian School Garden Awards winners’ list.
The schools receiving awards include:
– Warrnambool East Primary School which will receive $500 for a pink health award and $300 for the Regional award (Category 3)
– Woodford Primary School which will receive $200 for the achievement award
– Woolsthorpe Primary School which will receive $200 for the achievement award
“The awards recognise the collective effort students, teachers and families have made to make their school a better place to be,” Ms Tierney said.
“Creating a vibrant school garden provides a valuable outdoor learning experience for students and can also build on a sense of pride in the school and its grounds.”
Victorian School Garden Awards encourage schools to develop and use their gardens effectively and involves students in projects where they can share a learning experience and develop new skills.
The winners were announced recently at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, where 1500 students gathered accept awards on behalf of their school.
Ms Tierney said schools had responded well to the challenges posed by a warmer climate and the need to conserve water.
“The awards recognise the students and teachers who have put fresh and innovative ideas into action,” Ms Tierney said.
Gardens were assessed on improvements made to the school environment through an active involvement of pupils, teachers and the school community