Last week we learnt that we were successful in obtaining a $3000 grant from the Rockhampton Regional Council for the project of “Agricultural garden area outdoor learning space.“
What does this mean for our school?
Rockhampton Girls Grammar School will be developing a new creative learning space for students. The food garden will be used as a core learning area for students who are studying Agricultural Science and Food and Textiles/Hospitality, to enable them to grow and harvest their own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Students will also benefit from associated activities including cooking with their own produce, marketing opportunities and understanding the value of products. The School is partnering with Fitzroy Basin Association to educate students on other aspects of agriculture including soil health, plant nutrition, integrated pest management systems, water runoff and local ecosystems.
We intend to increase our agricultural footprint and continue to establish and strengthen our links with industry and the community. We are excited about the opportunities this will bring for the girls.
Mrs Salena McBride
RGGS Agricultural Science Teacher
Mr Dan Rea
Fitzroy Basin Association (FBA)