Connells Point Public School to receive recycling hub through Sustainable Schools grant

School sustainability: Connells Point Public School will receive a waste recycling hub worth $12,550 through the Sustainable Schools Grants program. Picture: Supplied
School sustainability: Connells Point Public School will receive a waste recycling hub worth $12,550 through the Sustainable Schools Grants program. Picture: Supplied

Pupils at Connells Point Public School will receive a brand new recycling hub thanks to NSW Government funding.

The school will receive $12,550 to build a centralised waste recycling hub through the Sustainable Schools Grants program.

Students will also be provided with the tools and understanding they need to adhere to proper recycling practices.

Oatley MP Mark Coure said the hub would teach students the importance of individual responsibility when it came to environmental conservation and how "everyone must do their bit to keep more rubbish out of landfill".

"By giving schools the infrastructure and resources that they require to create firm environmental change, we are teaching the next generation that everyone can make a difference," Mr Coure said.

Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, said 187 public schools across the State had received a Sustainable Schools Grant in round two of the program.

"Students will be delivering projects such as vertical gardens, water storage strategies, and even beehives," Ms Mitchell said.

The projects taking place are designed to save energy, reduce water consumption and improve biodiversity across the State.

"It is exciting to see that students are eager to be involved in projects that are building a more sustainable future for all," Mr Coure said.