LEARNING to grow and then cook what you have grown is the motivation behind the East Orange Village Markets on Sunday, September 16.
It is the second year Orange East Public School has hosted the markets and principal Glen Bourke said they hoped to use the funds raised to build a kitchen for students.
Mr Bourke said students learnt to grow their own fruit and vegetables in the school’s garden beds and the addition of a kitchen would allow them to learn how to cook what they had grown.
“Kids are learning about sustainability ...they love it, all kids from our school have a great time,” he said.
“They’re learning important messages about sustainability and healthy eating.”
Now in its second year, the 2011 market was a great success according to P&C fundraising officer Erin Child.
Ms Child said the markets would be bigger and better this year with over 100 stallholders booked to attend.
“There’s a very wide variety of stalls, everything from homewares, wine, wildflowers, gifts and children’s and adults’ clothes,” she said.
“There’s lots of entertainment for the kids but also lots of stuff for the adults ... it’s certainly not just for families but also the wider community.”
Student dance performances, raffles and Elliott the Dinosaur with friend Flipa the Frog will be at the upcoming markets as well.
Ms Child said organisers were still looking for donations for the major raffle and anyone interested could contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
East Orange Village Markets will run from 9am to 2pm on Sunday September 16. Entry is by gold coin donation.