Southern Downs schools awarded for innovative outdoor learning projects

Southern Downs schools awarded to bring their outdoor projects to life. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Summit State School and SCOTS PGC College are among the recipients of Woolworths’ Junior Landcare Grants, set to bring their innovative outdoor learning projects to life.

Woolworths, in partnership with Landcare Australia, has awarded over 100 grants, each up to $1,000, to support projects at primary schools and early learning centres across Queensland.

These grants aim to foster new creative ideas or expand existing projects focused on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices, or enhancing native habitats.

Woolworths Southern Downs Group Manager, Rachael Adkins said it’s great to see local schools from across Southern Downs being awarded grants as part of this year’s program.

“There’s lots of creative ideas that’ll get students outdoors and hands-on with nature. We’re looking forward to seeing these ideas come to life in the next few months,” Ms Adkins said.

In the coming weeks, local Woolworths store teams will present each recipient with a certificate, visiting the awarded schools to discuss their plans for each grant.

Since its inception, the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program has supported 1,092 primary schools and early learning centres across Queensland.

Landcare Australia CEO, Dr Shane Norrish, said the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants have always been about bringing sustainability into classrooms across Queensland, and teaching children how to care for the environment around them.  

“Thanks to Woolworths hundreds of Queensland schools have been able to further support environmental champions and support Southern Downs students to develop hands-on skills that they can take with them when they leave school,” Mr Norrish said.