01 July 2019
Aldavilla Primary School Principal Mrs Kathryn McNee and students with Kathryn Reynolds and Kristy Wills from Coastline.
Photo: Tracy Gosling
Aldavilla Primary School to receive $15,000 Coastline Community Foundation Grant for Kitchen Garden Program.
The Coastline Community Foundation are proud to announce its support of Aldavilla Primary School’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. The Foundation has pledged $15,000 to the Kitchen Garden Project, allowing the installation of shutters to the railway carriage kitchen enabling the curriculum integrated activity to operate in all weather conditions.
Aldavilla Primary School Principal Mrs Kathryn McNee has said the financial support from Coastline and the shutters will mean no class will miss out on cooking, staying safe, warm and protected from the elements in the enclosed area.
“Developing a productive vegetable garden and introducing the kitchen has made it possible for students to be led into a world of good food, nurturing a place to share healthy eating habits.”
The benefits of the Program begin at preparing and serving meals but reaches new heights of educating students on practical experiences in cultivating, planting, growing and harvesting food in the School’s garden.
“The engagement and enjoyment the students feel from the Kitchen Garden Project is evident throughout every cooking class and garden class. The students win many awards at the Kempsey Show, creating experiences to form positive food habits for life,” said Mrs McNee.
This paddock to plate approach inspires skills into a generation of students which will provide them with everyday competencies they will carry on as they progress through their life stages.
“Aldavilla School, staff and the P & C would like to thank Coastline very much for their generous support. This means a lot to us and the students now and moving forward”, concluded Mrs McNee.
For further information please contact Kathryn Reynolds on 02 6562 0101.