DONATION HELPS SCHOOL PROJECT
Students at Harvey Primary School will be off to a budding start this year thanks to a donation from the town’s hardware store.
The school has run the Earth Cage initiative for several years to empower students from kindergarten to Year 6 to manage the cage’s vegetable gardens and chickens.
In November, Year 6 teacher and Earth Cage supervisor Elizabet Sawyer approached the school’s Parents and Citizens Association requesting help for new equipment because the old spades, shovels and other tools were broken or in need of repair.
“I took Mrs Sawyer’s request on board and approached Mick and Michelle Tricket at Harvey Home Hardware to see if we could reach a partnership for replacement,” association president Jon Adams said.
He said he approached the locally-owned business to keep with the association’s push to find solutions within the community.
“The response I received was nothing short of outstanding,” Mr Adams said.
“Mick jumped at the chance to help the school and donated about $200 which was 50 per cent of the required tools, leaving the P&C to fund the rest.
“He explained that not only does Harvey Home Hardware support local, Mick realises that these kids are the future, the future employees of businesses like his and customers too.
“The kids were overwhelmed by the generosity of Harvey Home Hardware as well as marvelling at their brand new equipment, all with a 25-year warranty which means peace of mind for the school way into the future,” Mr Adams said.
Year 6 students with teacher Elizabet Sawyer, Harvey Home Hardware co-owner Mick Tricket and Harvey Primary School Parents and Citizens association president Jon Adams with the new Earth Cage equipment.