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Kwinana Lions Club have boosted the learning potential of North Parmelia Primary School students, with a donation for the school’s Sustainability and Breakfast Club programs.
Last week Lions Club members Trudy Andrea and David Nelson met with students and handed over more than $800 to the school.
The funds will go towards extra stools, cutlery and kitchen gear.
The school’s community garden, which has been set up by students with the help of sustainability co-ordinator Janene Watts, has taken root recently.
Students use the garden to grow herbs and vegetables which are used in the cooking program.
So far a double-decker herb sandwich, chicken and herb udon noodles and herb pizza have been big hits with the budding culinary creatives.
Principal Peter Elsegood said the programs were a great way to impart valuable environmental lessons.
“It’s a hugely motivational program and the kids absolutely love it,” he said.
“Led by our Green Team, the garden is looking fantastic and the food they’re producing is really exceptional.”
Green Team members Caleb Susol and Charlotte Maitland, both aged 10, said getting out into the garden was the highlight of their week.
Charlotte said beetroot was her favourite thing to plant and the activity reminded her of spending time with her grandmother.
“I used to garden with my nan and we’d go out everyday planting veggies,” she said.
“Getting to do it at school is really fun.”
Kwinana Lions Club’s Trudy Andrea and David Nelson with North Parmelia Primary School students Caleb Susol, 10, and Charlotte Maitland, 10.