In 2021, SGCS joined the efforts to help people recover from the Black Summer of 2019/2020 by participating in the REGROW Conjola project.
This year, the work will continue with Year 9 Geography students taking up the cause, as part of their environmental change and management unit. The students recently transplanted 300 tube stock into pots supplied by REGROW Conjola. The students will nurture the plants for a month before they are collected for delivery to the Conjola area.
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 students to learn to look beyond themselves and see that their positive actions can have a substantial impact on others. Their involvement in this project will help to play a part in improving residents’ wellbeing by aiding the process of restoring gardens and community recreation spaces. SGCS’s involvement in the project is also a practical outworking of our focus, in Year 9 Geography, on environmental change and management.