Schools granted outdoor support

Students pictured with a Woolworths representative to celebrate the Landcare grants (supplied).

Deanside Primary School is among more than 200 other schools in Victoria set to receive a grant to support outdoor learning and Landcare.

Woolworths and Landcare Australia have awarded grants of up to $1000 to support outdoor projects.

Each grant will help bring a new idea to life, or grow an existing project, with a focus on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices and enhancing native habitats.

Woolworths group manager Sharna White said the involvement of local schools in the program shows the community’s initiative to be eco-friendly.

“There’s lots of creative ideas that’ll get students outdoors and hands-on with nature. We’re looking forward to seeing these ideas come to life in the next few months.”

Landcare Australia chief executive Shane Norrish said the grants were aimed at educating future generations on the importance of protecting the planet.

“The Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants have always been about bringing sustainability into classrooms across Victoria, and teaching children how to care for the environment around them.”

“Thanks to Woolworths hundreds of Victorian schools have been able to further support environmental champions and support students to develop hands-on skills that they can take with them when they leave school.”