Corporate Australia gets hands dirty to boost Indigenous education

28 September, 2016

Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Gawura Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school and sister school, St Andrew’s Cathedral School, know what it’s like to get creative with space!

With over 1200 students learning together in a shared high-rise office block, making the best use of space is imperative. So is a commitment to creating the best learning environment. The school designs learning that is relevant and challenging and encourages students to get their hands dirty. How else will students appreciate where bread comes from, what the yam daisy, an important food source for early Indigenous Australians feels and smells like, and experience the life cycle of a chicken?

So how does a high-rise school with space restrictions accommodate a traditional Indigenous food garden and chicken coop? You get creative with the rooftop, then call on your Corporate Australia Charity Partners to help!

Twenty brave volunteers from Gawura charity partners Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Origin Energy will descend on our building today and tomorrow (28 and 29 September), roll up their sleeves and start shifting soil, building gardens and a fabulous chicken coop.

Thanks to BofAML and Origin, Gawura will have the highest chicken coop and food garden in NSW and the most engaged and growing high-rise students in Australia!

See our Face book album for lots of great photos!



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