Sustainability Moves To A New Level at Patterson Lakes Primary School

Patterson Lakes Primary School has been awarded a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant to improve its composting system. 


The school has a well-established vegetable garden and a history of composting. Its new composting system will allow a greater amount of waste to be recycled, stored and reused as valuable source of nutrients for the school’s garden beds.  “Students are keen to care for their environment and it’s important that we provide them with the opportunity and resources to do this. We are very grateful to the Woolworths Junior Landcare Program for providing us with the funds to improve and expand our sustainability program. Students of all ages are involved in the program from building, recycling their fruit scraps and older students educating younger students about the benefits of reducing waste,” explained Environment Coordinator Melissa Shipham.   “The new three stage composting system helps our students to transform their food waste into nutrients for our plants. Not only will our garden love this project, but we will have reduced the amount of waste sent to landfill as well! It’s a win for everyone!”


More information about the program can be found at