TWO years after winning a State Government grant to build an augmented reality garden in its school grounds, students at Bathurst Public unveiled the project on Friday.
The initiative was made possible thanks to $198,000 in funding and overwhelming support from the community.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole officially opened the school's Augmented Reality Garden Adventure Project which was one of three successful My Community Projects in the Bathurst Electorate.
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Mr Toole said the public were asked to vote on a list of nominated projects, with Bathurst Public School coming in a big winner with a vision to create an interactive and educational garden that engages students and community through an augmented reality app.
"The garden landscape and app have been linked to the school curriculum," he said.
This includes three primary design features and elements including the natural environment, cultural heritage through the yarning circle and sustainability and recycling.
Mr Toole said the project concept captured the imagination of local residents with people putting a lot of work into their ideas.
"The transformation of what used to be a bare patch of dirt under two old trees at Bathurst Public School has been nothing short of brilliant."
He congratulated Skillset Land Works for helping drive this project in its design and construction as well as project management, as well as staff and students.
The other two successful projects were Cafe on Corporation and the Welcome Gather Connect School Playground at Eglinton.