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Mullum Public gets cooking, thanks to SCCU

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Mullumbimby Public School have been working hard on their school produce gardens over the past six months, and have now received a grant from the Mullum Branch of the Southern Cross Credit Union to extend their Kids Cooking Program.

Mullumbimby Public School P&C say they are delighted to have received $1,000 in funding from the Mullum branch of the Southern Cross Credit Union.

P&C president Janette Tilgner said, ‘The money will be used to fund cooking equipment and an oven for the school’s hall kitchen to allow the students to cook delicious, healthy meals for themselves using produce from the school gardens’.

Manager of the SCCU’s Mullumbimby branch Steven Quirke said, ‘We are delighted to partner the MPS P&C in such a valuable learning opportunity. It’s important for our kids to learn where food comes from and develop an appreciation for what’s involved in producing it.’

The P&C are currently undertaking a major refurbishment of the school food gardens, with a Busy Bee planned for Sunday August 4.

School principal David Lees said, ‘The aim is to develop our food gardens so that we can involve the students in growing and cooking their own food and have them benefit from some excellent learning outcomes around sustainability.’ 

Janette Tilgner added, ‘The P&C are very excited to be taking this program forward at the school and very grateful to theSCCU for their financial support’.

For more information on the Kids Cooking program or to get involved with the Busy Bee, contact the P&C at [email protected]

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