Students at Lue Public School were recently visited by Kerry from Bunnings, who brought veggie seedlings, a brand new compost bin, fertilisers and seasol for students to use in their garden.
They worked to assemble the compost bin, plant the seedlings and do a spot of weeding before lunch. Joined by Lue resident, Yvonne Butler, a regular visitor to the school who volunteers to listen to students read.
“We are so very lucky to have visits like this from Bunnings with such generous donations for our veggie garden,” principal Caron McDonald said. “Students grow and tend the veggie garden before using their produce to cook nutritious meals as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.”
Students Nyah Watmuff and Charli Statham were also named winners of the recent Mudgee Bunnings Easter Colouring Competition.
The school also received a generous donation of new sand for their sandpit.
“The sandpit is a very popular place for students to play during recess and lunch and the sand,” Mrs McDonald said. “One of our parents, Meredith Pennell, kindly offered to fund the new sand personally. When we approached Miskles Earthmoving in Rylstone for the invoice, they told us they were donating it. Mrs Pennell has asked that her donation now be used towards the cost of other school resources instead. I'm constantly amazed by the generosity in our small community.”