Positive planting

Kyneton Primary students Mikayla Webster, Myla Hanson and Sophia Wellington get planting.

New native trees and plants have spread their roots at Kyneton Primary School.

Students in the school’s Gardening and Sustainability Group helped to plant out garden areas with a team from Bunnings this month.

The trees and plants will improve garden areas and replace some of the gum trees lost to last year’s storms. Bunnings donated plants, trees, resources and people power to assist.

Gardening and Sustainability Group coordinator and teacher, Meg Matthews, welcomed Bunnings’ support.
“We are very thankful and grateful they are helping our school,” she said.

“Sustainability is a big whole-school issue and as a school we look to where the staff and students can make changes to help the environment.”

The Gardening and Sustainability Group encourages students to make positive change in the school environment.

It comprises one student from each 3/4 and 5/6 class who regularly meet.

As part of this group, students have had the chance to grow seedlings, collect produce, and look after the school’s hens.

They also test the Campaspe River water quality and monitor the water bugs as part of the River Detectives program.