Hawkesbury schools to benefit from Sustainable Schools grants

Exciting project: Windsor High School Agriculture teacher, Liz Ruis and Marine Studies teacher, Sam Philp at Windsor High School. Picture: Geoff Jones
Exciting project: Windsor High School Agriculture teacher, Liz Ruis and Marine Studies teacher, Sam Philp at Windsor High School. Picture: Geoff Jones

Four Hawkesbury schools have gained funding for environmental projects through round two of the NSW Government's $10 million Sustainable Schools Grants program.

Windsor High School has been granted $15,000 towards aquaponics awareness, Kurrajong North Public School $15,000 towards wellbeing through connection and sustainability, Kurmond Public School $14,395 towards Kurmond's war on waste and Pitt Town Public School $8,570 towards a space within the school dedicated to developing sustainable practice and raising environmental awareness.

Member for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston, said the program was designed to have students get their hands dirty in learning about sustainable practices and improving the environment at their school.

"I am thrilled that our local schools have been successful with their grant applications," Ms Preston 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."

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."