Young artist wins $10,000
A BUDDING young artist has won a $10,000 grant for a fruit and vegetable garden and kitchen essentials for his Tweed school.
Tommy Millar, 8, was one of just three students who secured the grant after winning a nationwide Coles colouring competition. Thanks to Tommy’s artistic skills, Kingscliff Public School will receive a new kitchen garden filled with fresh fruit and vegetables and kitchen essentials including utensils, cookware and pantry items.
Kingscliff Public School principal Diana Foley said the grant would go a long way in helping the school to develop a kitchen garden program for students.
“Tommy’s incredible achievement will have a lasting effect on our school community. The grant will allow us to build our very own vegetable garden, ” Ms Foley said.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden CEO Josephene Duffy was delighted the partnership with Coles was helping more kids to eat fresh food.
Coles Casuarina store manager Mitchell Springer said it would be great to see local families put more fresh fruit and veg in their baskets when they did their weekly grocery shop.