Growing green thumbs in Young schools

The Sustainable Schools Grants program for 2021 will soon be open, supporting students to develop innovative sustainability projects in their schools.

Schools in the Cootamundra electorate will be able to apply for grants of up to $15,000 to assist in developing innovative hands-on projects to make their school environment more sustainable.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said previous grant recipients have been able to create important projects at schools in the electorate.

"These projects help students learn about sustainability through hands-on projects, and they are a great opportunity for our schools," Ms Cooke said.

Young Public School is one of many teaching students about sustainability in its cirriculum. Photo: YPS/Facebook.

Young Public School is one of many teaching students about sustainability in its cirriculum. Photo: YPS/Facebook.

The school projects funded by the grants must be interactive for students to assist in learning about sustainability, linked to the curriculum, and improved the sustainability of the school environment.