CHILDREN at Gowrie Street Primary School in Shepparton will soon be able to try out their green thumbs, after the school was given a $1,200 grant from Telstra’s Kids Fund to go toward creating a sustainable vegetable and herb garden.
The garden will include a watering system and will ensure students have access to fresh food all year round.
The school is one of 625 community non-profit organisations across Australia to benefit from the Telstra Foundation’s commitment to contributing to local communities through $750,000 of Telstra’s Kids Fund grants in 2014.
Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager for Northern Victoria and Sunraysia, Steve Tinker said the grants help to create a brilliant future for local kids.
“Since 2002, over one million kids from 7,600 local organisations have benefitted from a Telstra’s Kids Fund grant. These grants help demonstrate Telstra’s care for local communities, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
“We are proud to be able to support local community groups, such as Gowrie Street Primary School, helping to develop the skills and talents of children,” Mr Tinker said.