Plants Give Hope

It is nearly 18 months since devastating fires tore through the South Coast, where residents lost houses, property, their livelihood and in some cases their very lives.

SGCS has joined in the efforts to help people recover from the Black Summer of 2019/2020 by participating the REGROW Conjola project.

The REGROW Conjola project is an initiative of Convoy of Hope Australia to help restore the Conjola area impacted by bushfires. The project will see 34 000 tube stock distributed to schools for students to cultivate for a period of time before being planted in the Conjola area.

Mr Phillip Pain, HSIE Teacher who is coordinating the project at SGCS said:

It is important for our youths to learn to look beyond themselves and see that their positive actions can have a huge impact on others.  The student’s involvement in this project will improve residents’ wellbeing by restoring gardens and community recreation spaces which is a practical outworking of our focus in Year 9 Geography on changing urban environments.

SGCS Year 9 Geography students participated in a hands-on workshop presented by a Kevin Cassanego from REGROW Conjola, before transplanting the 300 tube stock into pots. The students will nurture the plants for a month before they are collected for delivery to Conjola.  

This project was featured in our local newspaper, The Leader. Click here to read more.