EduGrow Awards 2014
CONGRATULATIONS GAWA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL AND SHEPHERDSON COLLEGE – EACH WINNERS OF THE OVERALL GRAND PRIZE!
The EduGrow Awards Ceremony took place at Shepherdson College, Galiwin’ku on Thursday November 13.
All participating schools won cash prizes in their categories and received one or more Award in this year’s new Special Theme Awards.
To read more: Media Release – EduGrow Awards 2014 Winners Announced!
It’s time again for the EduGrow School Garden Awards!
The Awards are open to all schools located in the NT DoE Arnhem Region and ALPA member communities.
Get involved, register by MAY 21 and your school will receive a Get Growing! Cash Incentive of $200. Your school will be in the running for lots of prizes, Garden Information Packs, possible workshops and more (that may include a visit from Costa or the Jimmy Little Foundation team!).
If you have an ntschools login, find out more by visiting the EduGrow Sharepoint site at http://web.ntschools.net/w/edugrow or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EduGrow Awards are all about growing good food, good learning and good times and the theme this year is FOOD, FAMILY, COMMUNITY. All in the spirit of the Year of Family Farming and to celebrate healthy food, caring for people and for your garden at school and the greater garden where you live.
It’s easy to enter and there are lots of fun categories, prizes and ways to link your gardens and learning programs with other activities at your school and in your community.
The Awards run throughout Term 2 and 3 and into early Term 4. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in November and everyone who participates can be a winner. Read About last years Awards and winners here.
GREAT PRIZES AND NEW THEME AWARDS IN 2014!
- The Grand Prize of $2000 for the best overall winning entry
- First, Second & Third Prizes to the value of $500, $300 and $200 in four categories for schools of different sizes and gardening experience PLUS the new special category for Pre-Schools!
- NEW optional special THEME Awards on lots of fun topics that kids and teachers can enjoy together, such as:-
- Best Bush Tucker Garden
- Best Enterprise
- Best Waterwise Garden
- Most Artistic Garden and Garden Feature using recycled materials
- Best Orchard, Vine Patch or Favorite Food Garden
- …and more!
EduGrow is supported by the Regional Director Arnhem, Department of Education NT and made possible by the generous support of EduGrow Sponsors, Partners and Donors.
“We’re delighted that ALPA, EduGrow’s Founding Partner are again behind EduGrow in 2014 along with the Jimmy Little Foundation and new supporters who include ASIC’s MoneySmart Teaching Program, Miwatj Health, Miwatj Employment and Participation, Power and Water Corporation and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation” the Manager of the Awards said.
As Alastair King, CEO ALPA, says, “EduGrow is worthy of support, as it contributes to Indigenous education and participation in a fun and practical way”.
If you have a school garden or might be starting from scratch there are lots of way to get involved and to learn and do fun, educational things at school that link with your garden however tiny or large it may be – be creative, have fun and celebrate Food, Family, Community this year!
For example, last year’s Grand Prize Winner, Shepherdson College, Galiwin’ku, used their prizemoney to buy chickens and a special outdoor pizza oven for their school.
We’re looking forward to hearing what other First Prize Winners, 2013, Raymangirr Homelands School, Gapuwiyak School and Lamiwuy Homelands School are doing with their prize-money this year.
What could your school do with an extra $2000 or $500 to enjoy good food and times?!
Get involved and register for EduGrow 2014 by May 21! Download EOI Registration Form
We’re providing regular updates about useful gardening, teaching and learning information. See the EDUGROW RESOURCES page on this website for EduGrow Handy Tips & Resources April 2014 and more.