Kalbar State School receives helping hand thanks to CRT
Posted on Monday 26th June 2023
The CRT Primary Schools Program is providing support for projects that will have a big impact on rural and regional primary schools across Australia.
The Kalbar State School is one of 25 successful applicants, receiving a gift of $2,000 in what is the second year of the program.
Mark Green, Farmcraft Kalbar Branch Manager, says schools play a vital role in their regional community.
“This program is focused on recognising the important role P&F associations play in supporting the growth and development of the next generation, says Mr Green. “We're proud to provide a helping hand to support Kalbar State School with raising funds to purchase a new chilled water bubbler for the students.”
CRT General Manager Greg O’Neil says applications have been overwhelming.
“We received more than 170 applications this year which made it really difficult for the selection panel to narrow that down to our 25 successful applicants.”
“CRT stores are a local employer in many regional communities across Australia, and schools also play a vital role in these communities. This program is focused on recognising the important role P&F associations play in supporting the growth and development of the next generation,” Mr O’Neil says.
“This years’ funding will support after school care programs, gardening equipment, sporting and creative arts programs, indoor and outdoor learning equipment, excursions, emotional regulation equipment and learning resources for students,” says Mr O’Neil.
The CRT Primary Schools Program will return in 2024.