Glenmore Road Public School Sustainability

(Community Recognition Statements, 17 June 2020, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

On behalf of the Sydney Electorate, I congratulate the Glenmore Road Public School’s P&C for their fundraising and commitment to sustainability for the school and students education.

In 2018 I supported the P&C’s application for a Community Building Partnership Grant providing solar panels for the school. In February this year I joined senior students to race the solar cars they had created, learning how solar energy works, and the solar buddy lights project that provides renewable energy powered lights to remote and at risk communities suffering energy poverty. 

More recently the P&C was successful with grants from Woolworths Junior Land Care to create a native plant nursery and update the school’s sensory garden designed to stimulate sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. The P&C has also obtained a Woollahra Council grant for further sustainability projects.

I congratulate the Glenmore Road Public School P&C for their work to improve resources for students and this practical commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness.