Epsom PS’s Green Magpies are pushing for funding.

EPSOM Primary School’s Green Magpies have applied for funding to make their school greener.

Empowered by the completion of a new school, the student-led sustainability team has seen the potential for solar panels to power some of their needs.

Lower power bills will allow the school to put more money back into sustainability educational programs.

The Green Magpies want to use locally sourced solar panels.

The project, budgeted at $40,000, will see the school on the way achieving their first star in the ResourceSmart Schools program.

Epsom Primary School has also applied under the state government’s Pick My Project funding to construct three walls and a cover over an outdoor play area to create a safer and weatherproof space.