SCHOOLS in and around Orange will go green in a big way after receiving EnviroSmart grants from Cadia Valley Operations.
The money will be used by 12 schools to implement environmental projects and educate students about the importance of environmental management.
Orange Christian School (OCS) will use their $500 to build an environmental studies area on the school property, which will include a dam and bushland area.
OCS science coordinator Les Follent said the money will be put to good use.
“The environmental studies area will be an exciting and beneficial part of a developing focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at OCS,” he said.
Other schools to receive grants were Manildra Public School, Nashdale Public School, Orange High School, Spring Hill Public School, Canobolas Public School, Canowindra Public School, Cumnock Public School, Glenroi Heights Public School, Orange Anglican Grammar School, Blayney Public School and Calare Public School.