A Chisholm primary school will be more environmentally friendly after securing a grant to build a recycle centre.
St Aloysius Catholic Primary School was named as a successful applicant in securing a My Community Project grant. The centre will use the donated plastics and turn them into useful objects for local schools and the wider community.
Teacher Bek Stokes, who modeled the concept from Precious Plastics, said the recycle station would be an asset to the local community.
"We knew we needed the support of the community so lots of the kids [Year 5 students] went down to the markets in Chisholm. They wrote lots of letters and designed posters," she said.
"We received a lot of feedback from the community saying they were so impressed by the amount of knowledge that the kids had on the project."
As part of the inaugural My Community Project program, the school will receive $50,000 for the recycle centre.
"We are going to set it up in a demountable, and it is about collecting all the different types of plastic from the local community," Ms Stokes said.
"We want to focus on school resources to start with such as pencil grips, pencil tins. But we would love to be able to do art displays and beams for the kids to play on."
It is expected the recycle centre will be operational within the next 12 months.
Maitland Public School also successfully applied for $95,000 to create an outdoor event space for performances and community events.
Meanwhile, Metford Public School has been allocated $150,000 for a Community Play Space.