The EduGrow Awards recognise people and projects who are making a difference to improve student participation and health and wellbeing in inclusive, fun ways at their school. The Awards celebrate the efforts of students, teachers and school communities who create engaging food gardens and outdoor learning places and activities in them.
Participants in the EduGrow School & Community Garden Awards 2015 entered one or more of the six award categories that were:
– Healthy Soil for Healthy People
– Seasonal Growing Calendar’s – where you live
– Planning & Making Special Places
– Special Visitors & Teamwork
– Healthy Food & People
– Enterprise Projects & Activities
The Awards saw 16 entries from 11 different schools, learning centres and preschools which highlighted the amazing efforts of students, teachers and community members in growing food and creating spaces that can be enjoyed by the community.
In 2015, entries were received across four of the six categories. You can read about the results and see great photos from each entrant here by going to EduGrow 2015 Winners. The eleven schools that entered were:
- Berry Springs Primary School, NT
- Warruwi School, NT
- Kuranda Flexible Learning Centre, QLD
- Little Gems Children Centre, QLD
- Mt. Isa Positive Learning Unit, QLD
- Mt. Molloy State School, QLD
- St. Joseph’s Catholic School, WA
- Wananami Remote School, WA
- Gumnut Preschool, NSW
- Clarence Valley Anglican School, NSW
- Moree Secondary College, NSW
Here are some other fantastic photos from the EduGrow School & Community Garden Awards 2015
St Joseph’s Catholic School, Western Australia.
The students from the remote school of St. Joseph’s worked hard to improve the growing conditions in a hot, tropical climate. They are growing healthy food and learning in the garden at the same time.
Mt. Isa Positive Learning Unit – Based at Mt. Isa Central State School
The PLU has been working with elders to collect seeds from the surrounding area and grow them into a native bush garden showcasing native edible and medicinal plants.
Little Gems Preschool – Georgetown, QLD.
This preschool had a desolate entrance to the preschool that they wanted to make more inviting. They used rocks from the local area and investigated native and drought resistant plants to create a more welcoming entrance for the preschool. The young students now use the entrance as a play area and they have used the Rosella shrubs to create tea and jams.
Foodswell would love to congratulate all those that participated in the EduGrow School & Community Garden Awards 2015. These schools and places are growing gardens and place making in tough growing conditions and all deserve to be commended for their hardwork and dedication.