Engadine West Public School gets a garden grant to attract birds

School habitat: The Bright Green Sparks team from Engadine West Public School, including Oliver, Matthew, Amber, Sara and Chayse work on their new garden. Picture: John Veage

School habitat: The Bright Green Sparks team from Engadine West Public School, including Oliver, Matthew, Amber, Sara and Chayse work on their new garden. Picture: John Veage

Engadine West Public School has received a $2000 grant to extend its native garden in the aim of attracting more bird life.

The iPromise Grants are run twice a year with $8000 available for sustainability projects in schools, businesses and community organisations.

Projects are assessed on their measurable objectives, long-term impact on the environment and community engagement.

Through the construction of a viewing platform, pupils at Engadine West will monitor the bird population and contribute to the national Birds in Backyards survey.

Grevilleas, banksias, acacias, correas and melaleucas and other natural habitats for the birds will be planted.

The garden will attract more bird species including the willie wagtail, grey fantail, eastern spine bill, superb fairy-wren, silvereye, spotted pardalote and red-browed finch.

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