BSSC teacher Dan Hurrell got a nice surprise when he returned from leading the Tasmanian trek on Wednesday.  Last Friday, he was named the recipient of the Bendigo Sustainability Award for the secondary and tertiary education sector.  BSSC is proud of Dan and the work he has done with his students in setting up the community gardens at Gravel Hill and at BSSC in the VCAL precinct.

Dan has lead a group of BSSC’s Karen (EAL) VCAL students to develop an ongoing community project with the Salvation Army’s Gravel Hill Community Garden. Over the past three years the students have regularly visited Gravel Hill to develop their employability skills through applied project management.  They have also developed productive vegetable gardens in the VCAL courtyard at BSSC.

The students have demonstrated their commitment to sustainability, community engagement and leadership through working hard to build garden boxes and improve the production of vegetables for the wider community.

The monetary prize awarded will help ensure this project is able to be sustained.  Well done, Dan, and EAL students.