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Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - David Sal­vaire

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.”

Pic­ture: David Sal­vaire

Kwinana Lions Club’s Trudy An­drea and David Nel­son with North Parmelia Pri­mary School stu­dents Caleb Su­sol, 10, and Char­lotte Mait­land, 10.

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