School is chipper over new arrival
THANKS to generous support and direction by the Mundubbera State P-10 student council and a $500 donation from Mundubbera Community’s Bendigo Bank, a new woodchipper has taken pride of place in the shed of school facilities officer Steve Crofts.
With the school looking to reduce its carbon footprint and increase recycling and reusing materials, the new woodchipper is a step in the right direction.
It will be used to chip green matter that will be spread on the gardens now growing around the school.
“Without the grant the school could not have afforded such a vital piece of machinery,” principal Peter Townsend said.
“By placing bark on our gardens we greatly reduce the amount of water we require.
“Furthermore, by recycling on site we don’t need to transport our green waste to the dump, also decreasing our carbon emissions.”
Mr Town send thanked both the student council and Mundubbera’s Bendigo Bank for their generous support.
Tim Duggan, chairman of the board of the Mundubbera Community Bendigo Bank, said: “One of the aims of having a community bank is to aid, through funding, these tasks within the community”.
“If we can help the school and the environment at the same time then that is even better.”
RIPPER CHIPPER: Thanks to Mundubbera State School’s student council and a donation from the town's community bank, this woodchipper is now in groundsman Steven Crofts shed. Brittany Kugel, secretary of the student council, is proud of what they've achieved by working together.