Normanton State School has secured a grant towards building and sustaining a greener future in the latest round of Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants.
The school was selected out of close to 1000 applicants in the national program, which launched last year and aims to inspire students with hands-on environmental projects.
The Woolworths Junior Landcare Grantsprogram offers grants of up to $1000 for Australian primary schools and early learning centres across the country.
The grant aims to help fund young Australians with hands-on projects focusing on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices and enhancing native habitats.
The local grant will mean Normanton State School is now able to develop their bush food project.
The school recently installed a yarning circle on their grounds to facilitate open communication among cultural groups.
To complement this area will be planting bush food plants around the area, with the aim of creating a sensory area where students can engage with bush foods.
They will then also have a readily available supply of bush foods to use for cooking in Food Technology classes.
Woolworths Queensland State Manager, Peta Hartley their Junior Landcare Grant program supported students to get hands on with worthy projects.
"The students at Normanton State School have developed a deserving project that will contribute to a greener future for our community and we look forward to tracking their progress and success," she said.
Interested locals can track their success via an interactive map at landcareaustralia.org.au."