During the yearly Service Day at Aquinas College, a group of students were tasked with tidying up and weeding the schools’ greenhouse and garden. A discussion arose about the wonderful resource these facilities are and how they could be used in a more beneficial way for the community.
After some further thought and debate, it was decided that we would grow vegetables from seed and donate them to a local charity. Under the Stars, a charity which provides food to the homeless, was chosen to receive the vegetables.
It is rewarding, indeed, for Aquinas students to be able to, not only see the fruits of their labour, but also to truly reflect the teachings of Jesus through service. Our intention is to continue to integrate this initiative into the Year 10 Science program which involves plant propagation and has cross curricular links to the Year 10 Religious Education program.