Young artist wins $10,000

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

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.

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