The Sustainable Centre
Camp Hill Primary School is committed to developing a sustainable environment in which a community of learners can work together, taking responsibility in personal, social and environmental care. To uphold this belief the school has developed a very unattractive area of the school yard into a Sustainable Centre, including a vegetable garden. The school students, staff, parents and community volunteers assisted in the ground work and construction of the Sustainable Centre. Funding made available through the City of Greater Bendigo and the Commonwealth Government Community Water Grant supplemented school funds to ensure completion of the project.
The area includes fruit trees, numerous herbs, a hot house, a chicken coop and a tank yabby farm. The chickens are utilised to recycle all organic waste generated in school (food scraps and weeds).
The Sustainable Centre lends itself to a diverse range of hands on learning experiences for students. Each week classes attend sessions in the Centre where students are engaged in planting seeds, tending the chickens, composting and working in the garden beds.