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Shepherdson College, Galiwinku, was announced the Grand Prize winner of the EduGrow school garden awards at the EduGrow awards ceremony held at Yirrkala school last week.
The EduGrow school garden awards support and encourage students, teachers and schools to create school food gardens and learning activities for students who enjoy learning outdoors, through engaging, fun activities that can be readily integrated with the curriculum.
The ceremony was attended by over 100 people, with students from Yirrkala and Gapuwiyak schools coming together with teachers and community members to celebrate the achievements of community and homelands schools to grow good food and good learning. Shepherdson College was the overall winner, commended for their innovative use of permacultural techniques, water management and clever integration of the garden and garden based learning across all areas of the curriculum for students of different ages.
The awards were presented to each school by Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup, CEO, Jimmy Little Foundation (JLF), a sponsor of the awards. 'Fresh vegetables are vital to everyone’s diet and good health – a big thumbs up to all of the winners,' Graham said.
'We’re thrilled that so many schools from across East Arnhem have participated in the Awards. Every participating school was a winner and the entries demonstrably showcase the incredible work that teachers and students at community and homelands schools are doing,' said Anthea Fawcett, Manager of the awards.
Source: Remote Indigenous Gardens Network