Bunnings McGraths Hill helped Windsor Public School students plant vegetable gardens

BUNNINGS Warehouse McGraths Hill headed down to Windsor Public School to help pupils reboot the school’s worm farm, and plant seeds and seedlings in the school’s vegetable gardens.

Principal Mike Watson said the visit linked into the school’s sustainability program, and was also part of the school establishing links with the community.

“Each class either has a vegetable patch or a raised garden bed or a pot, depending on the time of year,” Mr Watson said.

“They’ve also got chickens and the kids are rosters on to collect the eggs and feed the chickens.”

The crew from Bunnings donated the plants, mulch and materials, and helped the kids turn the soil and get ready for their next patch of vegetables.

“We’ve got a pretty good working relationship with Bunnings. We go through their ‘community grants’ program,” said Mr Watson.

A Bunnings spokesperson said the activity took place with the Year 1 and 2 classes, and helped give the pupils some insights into growing their own vegetables and learning about sustainability.

“We know it’s important for kids to have hands-on experiences and understand about how these things work,” said the spokesperson.