GOING GREEN AT NASS
By Alia C and Jessica P (Year 6)
Orange, yellow, green and blue – you can see a rainbow of colours at North Arm State School as Vanessa Schofield helps students learn to build a healthy, happy garden.
As part of the school’s garden program Ms Vanessa teaches the students how to plant a wide range of fruits and vegetables, build, fertilise and maintain garden beds, while also planting the seed of nature’s knowledge into their minds.
Kitchen teacher Lis McColl said the fruits and vegetables grown in the school garden were much better for your health than fruits and vegetables bought from the supermarket.
“The nutrients are present and fresh, especially the Vitamin C,” she said.
Produce from the garden, including sunflowers, mint and nasturtiums, travel straight to the school’s kitchen, providing fresh, chemical-free ingredients for students to create delicious meals during cooking classes.
Year 6 student Miranda B said the program teaches students from Years 3-6 plenty of lifelong skills.
“I’ve learnt many skills like planting, weeding, looking after a garden and how to use plants in the kitchen so I can now make fantastic meals at home,” Miranda said.
Photos, left to right
Back row- Julian, Charlie, Alia
Front row- Miranda, Jess, Lily