A LITTLE bit of help goes a long way at Somerton Public School and yesterday the school took the opportunity to say thank you.
A meeting back in April with local companies and council representatives led to up to a dozen businesses putting their hands in their pockets in the past few months to help advance the school and build on the opportunities for its students.
Everything from soil, sand, fertiliser, pavers and irrigation supplies to metal, wire, garden beds, a lawn mower and even a car seat have found their way to the school.
Craig Watton co-ordinated the donations, right down to a day of agronomy advice, landscaping labour and even those on community service orders fulfilling their obligation at the school.
All, including hardworking parents, were invited to a morning tea at the school where the grateful students said a big “thanks very much”.
Michelle Fritze from Somerton Public said the generosity of so many had enabled the school to put in raised vegetable gardens, which contributed to healthy snacks in the canteen, and a much-needed update for the canteen kitchen.