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  • Aspect Macarthur School Receives Eco Schools Grant

    Posted on 5 March, 2018

    Aspect Macarthur School has received a $3,500 NSW Government Eco Schools grant for its Participation, engagement and understanding sensory garden Member for Camden Chris Patterson said.


    The Eco Schools Grant Program provides funding for schools to create environmental learning opportunities for students, teachers and the school community. Eco Schools projects provide hands-on curriculum-based environmental education focussing on strong student participation.


    Mr Patterson said the NSW Environmental Trust grants would help Aspect Macarthur School to implement local and practical environmental education initiatives.


    “The project aims to teach students on the Autism Spectrum about sustainability through creating the sensory garden and transforming food waste into compost. This will allow the students to see the garden evolve whilst gaining practical skills and experience in propagation, maintenance, pest management and the skills to grow food and flowers, Mr Patterson said.


    “The school children participating in these grassroots environmental projects will learn skills for sustainable living, and develop an appreciation for their local environment.”


    This is one of eight additional grants of $3,500 to be awarded in this funding round, bringing the total value of the 2017/18 Eco Schools program to $287,000 across 82 schools.


    NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said the Eco Schools grants would help young people to learn and value the natural environment.


    “These grants help educate students on the importance of protecting the environment for future generations,” Ms Upton said.