Taking learning outdoors at Ithaca Creek State School
Ithaca Creek State School has officially opened their brand new interactive outdoor learning area.
With the help of a SUEZ Community Grant to the amount of $15,000, the school has transformed the once unused outdoor space into a ‘hands-on’ outdoor learning area that will help children develop a greater understanding and respect for the natural environment.
Ithaca Creek State School Principal Eunice Webb said both students and teachers are excited use the new outdoor learning space.
“Our goal was to create a space where students and teachers can work together to learn about and promote the sustainable use of resources and implement sustainable practises, “said Ms Webb.
“This project is worth more than $30,000 to the school and the children will be able to explore in the waterways, paths, sandpit, climbing equipment whilst they are also learning” Ms Webb added.
Chis White, SUEZ Strategic Development Manager - Queensland was delighted to hear that SUEZ contributed to the outdoor learning area and presented a cheque for $15,000 at the grand opening.
“We are thrilled to be supporting the interactive outdoor learning area and provide an opportunity for the kids to work and learn in this outdoor classroom,“ said Mr White.
“At SUEZ, we believe in developing environmental awareness and inspiring participation in sustainable activities through education and this area will provide children with a fun, engaging and interactive classroom whilst also learning about their local environment.”
The SUEZ Community Grants program is now in its third year and the company has donated more than $400,000 to community organisations across Australia.
For more information on the SUEZ Community Grants program or to register to receive information about the next grant round in 2017 visit www.suezcommunitygrants.com.au/.