Costa encourages young green thumbs at Wahroonga Adventist School

Costa chatting with students in the new yarning circle, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural tradition where stories and knowledge are shared.

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Young green thumbs at Wahroonga Adventist School were thrilled to receive a special visit from popular TV presenter Costa Georgiadis recently.

The energetic host of Gardening Australia chatted with the students and explored the school’s new yarning circle, flourishing gardens and chicken coop. He shared his wealth of knowledge with the students and encouraged them to embrace the joys of gardening and sustainability. Mr Georgiadis was accompanied by Adam Shipp (Uncle Adam), First Nations educator with Landcare Australia, and a film crew.

The school’s environmental focus was boosted earlier this year by a Woolworths Junior Landcare grant. The grant, provided through the Junior Landcare Grants program, aims to foster sustainability education in classrooms throughout Australia, empowering children to become stewards of their local environment.

“The Woolworths Junior Landcare grant has allowed our school to expand our gardening club, to grow beautiful vegies, edibles and medicinal plants,” said head of science Leisly White. “They can see a plant grow and they can learn about the life cycle of a plant whilst at the same time growing themselves as a person.”

Earlier this year, produce from the school’s vegetable garden was entered for the first time into the Sydney Royal Easter Show School Competition. Produce from both the primary and secondary schools received highly commended awards.

School principal Julia Heise with Costa Georgiadis.
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