Gladstone’s Creative Recycling Centre (CRC) has ‘recycled’ St Francis Catholic Primary School Tannum Sands’ Bush Tucker Garden with help from students and with the generous support of Boyne Smelters Limited through the ‘Building Schools Legacy’ grant.
CRC has led students on a creative journey of mosaics, flower sculptures, plaques and signage using recycled materials.
Assistant Principal, Meredith Grove, shared the valuable learning experience projects like this provide, “This project has seen students as active participants from the planning and creating stages right through to the construction phase,”
“Students have loved working with recycled tiles, plastics and bottle tops for their class mosaic projects with a vision to enhance our Indigenous Garden space with a sustainable mindset. Many of our parents have also enjoyed assisting and watching the project take shape.’
CRC Project Manager and Artist Julie Miers said, “St Francis has been an amazing school to work with.
“It’s been wonderful to make something so creative and colourful while teaching students to be mindful of how much we throw out. Be kind to the environment. I have loved the experience.”
Support from Bunnings, Harbour City Tiles & Carpets and Floor Connect is appreciated along with community volunteers who also assisted in the construction phase. The Gladstone Men’s Shed and Conservation Volunteers Australia also provided assistance.
The ‘recycled’ Bush Tucker Garden was officially opened on Friday 18th August.