Students at Gorokan Public School are learning new skills in healthy food production and preparation thanks to the support of their school community, volunteers and local business.
On February 22, students, staff, members of the Gwandalan Community Gardening Group and Bunnings staff, finished off the creation of a kitchen garden and covered outdoor kitchen and dining area at the school.
“The school has a well-established veggie garden and chicken pen, and wanted to expand the program to include garden to plate learning opportunities for the students.
“The school paid for the construction of the outdoor kitchen and appliances, and Bunnings have generously provided food preparation benches, furniture and garden supplies,” said Principal, Jesmond Zammit.
“With the help of students, the Gwandalan Community Gardening Group finished planting out the kitchen garden, while Bunnings staff helped to complete the kitchen and dining area.
“Once our crops have grown and our chickens start delivering, students will be learning how to produce healthy food sustainably, and we’ll have a terrific space to enjoy school grown food, as well as somewhere to share with school community members,” Zammit said.
Media release, Feb 21
Sven Wright, NSW Department of Education