Heathcote Primary School has received a helping hand from Heathcote RSL for their garden.November 16, 2012 4:29am
Heathcote Primary School principal Cindi Bruechert, with Heathcote RSL president Tony Illarietti, vic-president Ian Owen and RSL committee member Darryl Grubb.
Heathcote RSL presented Heathcote Primary School with a $250 cheque towards the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program last week.
The school’s new kitchen is now up and running with weekly classes for students to learn how to cook the food they grow in the school’s garden.
‘‘On behalf of Heathcote RSL, hopefully this will go towards something that the kids will enjoy,’’ president Tony Illarietti said.
‘‘As soon as we were told about it the committee agreed, yes, let’s shoot some money into it straight away.’’
‘‘We’re having our open day and the official opening of the new kitchen on December 7, which we’d like to invite everyone to come along to, so this will definitely be put to good use,” Heathcote Primary School principal Cindi Bruechert said.
Ms Bruechert said the kitchen garden program had already proven popular with the school’s students, who enjoyed access to fresh produce they had grown themselves whenever they like.
‘‘We had one student the other day who was eating broad beans,’’ Ms Bruechert said.
‘‘I was thinking, yuck, because they were raw with their skins on, but he talked me into trying one out and it wasn’t too bad, a bit starchy, but he was enjoying them.’’
Ms Bruechert said the school was still seeking volunteers to help out with the cooking classes in the kitchen for next year.
‘‘So please put the word out and anyone who wants to get involved can contact the school,’’ Ms Bruechert said.
‘‘If anyone would prefer to help out in the garden rather than in the kitchen, we also need more volunteers for that.’’
The opening day and official launch of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program student kitchen at the school is getting bigger every day with more people becoming involved and offering their support or assistance.
‘‘Peter Russell-Clarke has been supporting us and comes in to spend time with the kids and he offered to design the invitations for our open day, so everyone who gets one will get a little piece of art,’’ Ms Bruechert said.
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