Welcome to our Learn and Grow Meadow
A successful application by the Prenzlau P&C grants team in Round 4 of the Bendigo Bank Community Grant Scheme planted the seed for an exciting development in our school. This resulted in over $3500 in funding to go towards what will be known as ’The Prenzlau Patch’.
You might have started to see some of the fruits of this funding popping up around the place, with the native beehive being set up near the library, the chook house and chooks moving into the yard.
We’re excited to let you know there is so much more to come!
Ultimately, we are aiming to create a permaculture environment that includes the chickens, vegetable gardens, and bees for our students to engage with as an extension of the inquiry unit they are learning in class.
This will include food storage containers, food and water feeders, nesting boxes and a run for the chickens, and more raised garden beds with micromesh greenhouse covers.
While working in and around The Prenzlau Patch, the students will explore their literacy, numeracy and grow their inquiring minds.
The project aims to give our students the tools to build better environmental awareness while supporting their mental and physical wellbeing and connection to the community.
Prenzlau State School wishes to engage its students and teachers, as well as wider family networks and communities, so they can learn more about sustainable growing and encourage them to use that knowledge to create similar systems at home.
Keep an eye out for more updates as we progress through the project development phase.
What’s next? A working bee! Dates will be coming soon and everybody is welcome to lend a hand, after all, this is our Patch!