Laggan Public School Benefits From New Kitchen Area

Dec 1, 2016 by

website-photoLaggan Public School received a Veolia Mulwaree Trust grant of $22,457 to upgrade the kitchen at their school.

Laggan Public School students were already growing fruit and vegetables in their established school garden, however they lacked a suitable area to then cook the food. The kitchen upgrade project was undertaken to enable the students to access the full benefits of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program, which teaches students how to grow and cook organic fruit and vegetables in a sustainable way. Following the upgrade of the kitchen, students are now taught the garden/cooking program to its full potential.

Laggan Public School’s P & F Association and the local community raised $4,800 towards the kitchen upgrade project, which involved the installation of workbenches, three ovens with rangehoods, large refrigerator, sink area with hot water access, dishwashers and extra power outlets.

Laura Holt, principal at Laggan Public School said, “Our students have benefited by having a truly functional and safe space to work. The students can now cook a wider range of recipes and receive hands on experience with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. The educational value is huge as we can now run demonstration lessons and allow students to engage in real life learning. Our school community has benefited by having a resource that they can use as well as join in with cooking lessons and events. Our wider community has become even more involved in our school programs and events and the project has helped build our school’s reputation as a community hub for the Laggan and Crookwell area.”

The Veolia Mulwaree Trust is very proud to support Laggan Public School’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program through the upgrading of the school’s kitchen and looks forward to the students, teachers and the local community benefiting from the facility for many years to come.