This year we started an alumni program offshoot (pun intended), Diggers Plant Club. The club met once a month with the aim to pot up 250 plants for our year 12s as a parting gift from the program. The other aim was to provide a relaxing outdoor space where students could chat with friends, share plant knowledge, and life and career aspirations.
I’m thrilled to report that we achieved our goal and over the past week each Year 12 student was gifted a plant. The plants are a symbol and serve as a reminder to school leavers to stay connected to their roots, our school community, and to grow where they’re planted. As part of the program, we invite former students back to share their post-school experiences with current students in a relatable and meaningful way. As future leaders and role models, their experiences hold valuable intel, and can be inspiring and motivating for those coming after them. We look forward to hearing about their journeys beyond the school gates.
A huge thank you goes out to all the students that attended Diggers, it was a pleasure working with you all and hopefully we can continue the good work for the 2023 Year 12s! Another huge thank you to everyone that donated tins and plants – you made this project possible!
Ms Nicole Gurd – Alumni Coordinator