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Gold Coast Kids Go Green

Gold Coast Kids Go Green!

WIN A SHARE OF $2,200 IN CASH AND PRIZES PLUS A VISIT FROM COSTA, HOST OF ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA FOR YOUR GOLD COAST PRIMARY SCHOOL!

We are excited to anounce that along with Natura Education and Composta Australia we have launched a competition to encourage Gold Coast Primary School students to think a little greener.

We are now on the search for nature loving teachers and parents to be the driving force behind the competition and share the information with the school and students. The great thing about this competition is that small changes can make a big difference!

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

We are asking parents and teachers to encourage school students to design a green project idea for their school which will benefit the environment. They have 8 weeks to present the idea.

THE PRIZES

In return, 5 lucky schools will have a share in cash and prizes valued over $2,200 to put towards their schools green project. The prizes include;

1st Place:
* Half day of Natura Education nature-based lessons for the winning school which will include:
– one half day visit to the school (3 hours contact time), allowing 3-5 classes of up to 30 students to participate in 30 minute workshops (valued at $675)
* Visit by composting king and celebrity gardener Costa Georgiadis from ABC TV Gardening Australia to school on Friday 1st September
* $700 spending money towards your green initiative project
* Free entry to all students to Botanical Bazaar Gardening Expo 3rd September

2nd Place:
* $400 spending money towards your green initiative project
* Free entry to all students to Botanical Bazaar Gardening Expo 3rd September

3rd Place:
* $200 spending money towards your green initiative project
* Free entry to all students to Botanical Bazaar Gardening Expo 3rd September
* Composta with seedlings for school

4th & 5th Place:
* Composta and seedlings for school
* Free entry to all students to Botanical Bazaar Gardening Expo 3rd September

JUDGING IS BASED ON;

1. Student/s and school’s engagement and enthusiasm towards the project
2. The use of recycled materials where possible in the project
3. How it will benefit the environment (school &/or local community)

HOW TO ENTER

1. Teachers/parents submiting the entry are to LIKE the Facebook pages Natura Education, Botanical Bazaar & Composta Australia.
2. Join this group page (Gold Coast Kids Go Green) https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsgogreen/
3. Students (assisted by teacher or parent) to design a green project that they would like to implement at their schoo and document it in presentation format. This maybe pictures, drawings or video.
4. Teacher or parent to post a picture, series of pictures or video of the green initiative project on this page.
5. When posting the project, add the name of your school in the comments along with 100 words or less about the project (if not seen / heard in the image or video)
6. Tag a miniumum of 3 other school parents or teachers when uploading the entry.

COMPETITION TIMING

Competition opens 15 June 2017
Competition closes 10 August 2017, 5pm
Winner announced 15 August 2017

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. Entry to come from school teacher or adult ‘champion’ with awareness from the school.
2. Limited to Gold Coast primary schools
3. Must meet ‘How to Enter’ competition requirements (listed above)
4. Photos / videos must have appropriate permissions
5. Winning school to liaise with organisers to enable a visit from Costa to present the prize on 1 September 2017 with possible media attending
6. Scheduling of Natura Education lessons at the winning school within 3 months of receipt of the prize
7. Winning schools to provide photos of what they spend the prize money on for sharing on FB / newsletters / websites etc.
8. Regarding the one half day visit to the school (3 hours contact time), it includes one Natura educator which will allow for between 3-5 class groups to participate in 30 minute workshops. The class sizes to be a maximum of 30 students per class. A single lesson topic to be presented to all class groups (eg. composting, mini beasts, wetlands & waterways, sustainability, etc. according to our available primary school lesson plans)

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  • Flash back to when we decided to use pineapples for our centrepieces! 🍍
  • Met with the lovely team at @acsdistanceeducation today along with their Director John Mason. John has a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience in the horticulture industry and is super passionate about educating youth in horticulture disciplines. I was also lucky to walk away with a few of the books he has written. I already had two at home so got to add these to the collection! Stacey 🌿
  • Picking the first ripe figs for the season! 
They may not grow as abundantly on the Gold Coast as they do down south but they taste so amazing I think it's worth it if you love them and have the room.

Anyone else say "thank you" out loud to their garden for everything they pick? (It's a lot of "thank you"s when picking cherry tomatoes!) - Leah
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  • The colours are ridiculous! They texture is insane! Commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus 🌈 - Stacey .
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  • Kids in the garden 💚
  • One of my plants in the garden at the moment is the Panama Berry. This one was planted in Feb and just started fruiting in December.

Growing and eating different fruits and veggies is great, but I'm often disappointed after trying to grow something for ages and then it doesn't taste as good as I had hoped.

Panama Berry is described as tasting like caramel fairy floss... and it actually does! Best of all it's supposed to fruit for most of the year (not in the coldest months). Makes a pretty shade tree too.

What's your favourite plant in your garden right now? Leah
  • We found a giant Russian sunflower 🌻 growing in a friends garden that was twice the size of Pippa's head! Stacey .
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  • We call her 'Raylean'. Because she is beautiful like a ray of sunshine and doesn't stand straight. She is a stunner. 💃🏻
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  • It's launched! Botanical Bazaar Garden Festival 2018 is on 16th September at Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang.

Thank you to Peter Young Division 5, @cityofgoldcoast for being our major sponsor and supporting the growth of sustainable and green living. 
If you have a green inspired business or social page  and you're  interested to partner with the Gold Coast's Largest Gardening Festival, send us a message. Happy Gardening, stacey

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