Grant teaches sustainability
STUDENTS from Crystal Creek Public School are leading the way in sustainable living.
A $4655 grant from Teachers Credit Union has allowed the students to construct a vegetable garden and chicken pen at the school.
Crystal Creek Public School teacher Louise Dunn has overseen the program and said the student gardens are thriving.
“Students are seeing and learning where vegetables, chickens and eggs come from, and how easy it is to live in a sustainable environment,” Ms Dunn said.
“As well as receiving a learning experience, students are enjoying valuable downtime ‘chilling out' with the chickens and getting their hands dirty in the garden.”
Students raised the baby chicks, even chicken-sitting on the weekends until the birds were old enough to lay eggs.
Crystal Creek Public School principal Brad Davis said the students sell the eggs for $4 per dozen.
“This program gives the kids a chance to succeed and it creates a culture of healthy sustainable living,” Mr Davis said.
Each class at the school participated in planting the vegetables and tending to the crop of corn, pumpkin and herbs.