Balnarring Primary School Community Sustainability Fair.

Balnarring Primary School Community Sustainability Fair.

The 4th Balnarring Community Sustainability Fair will be run by the local community and aims to inform, educate and inspire visitors to work towards a more sustainable future, as well as raise greater awareness into the significance of our natural environment. Balnarring Primary School is one of the leading primary schools in Victoria for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. The school is regularly recognised for implementing sustainable principles as a cornerstone of students’ education.

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The major costs associated with the project are

Materials for our stalls, such as recycled clothing shop, composting workshop (timber, soil, tin), build your own greenhouse from recycled materials workshop (garden stakes), tin cans with herbs, fabric for the Balnarring Boomerang Bag group for their sewing demonstration stall ($800 in total for the materials for stalls), cost of the music act for the afternoon (quoted $1,200) and PA ($400), stage hire and installation ($840), keynote speaker $500 and the cost of the art program and materials led by Indigenous Elder Aunty Bronwyn ($1,000).

The $1,000 grant will be used

Indigenous Elder Aunty Bronwyn is going to lead an art workshop of grade 5 and 6 children in the lead up to the Fair, making native animals inspired from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. The workshop will teach the art of creating bush animals from hay and wool, taught through the Mirrnong Minnie Indigenous Art and Cultural Education Workshops. The children will then teach other children this skill and understanding of culture, as well as being able to sell some of the animals that they have created at the Fair.

How they raise the rest of the funding

Balnarring Primary School is supported by many local, like-minded community organisations that are also working towards zero waste and a focus on sustainability and environmental awareness. The Fair has been scheduled for Saturday 12 October 2019.