Youth Beautify Bega

A group of Year 10 students from Bega High School have transformed two run-down garden beds by planting trees and flowers to beautify the Bega Town Centre.

The garden beds are located in prominent positions - alongside the Bega Youth Space in Gipps St and in front of the Post Office in Carp Street.

The five students involved worked hard to improve the soil and plant and mulch the beds in time for them to get the plants established in Spring.

Ben Thomas from Bega Valley Shire Council worked alongside the Police and Citizens Youth Club to help coordinate the project.

“it’s good to see such a great result with the young people giving back to the community,” he said.

The project was developed as a partnership between the PCYC, Bega Valley Shire Council, Wandama Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Service and Katungal Medical Service with generous support from Tulgeen Nursery.

John Smith from the PCYC says that the team did a great job in improving the gardens for the whole community to enjoy.

“The project was so successful because of the support of all the partners involved,” he said.

“It would be great to see this extended to other towns in the Shire over time.”

Photograph: From left to right: Jason Smith, Jarram Toomey, Jo Norton-Baker from Wandarma, Ben Thomas BVSC, Nathan Leslie, Jarred Miller, Petrina Bodey, Lochlan Lonesborough, and at the front is Kaylene O’reilly.

Bega Valley
Published on 6 November 2014 - 1:30pm