Naranga Special School’s ‘Senior Hands On Program’ (HOP) regularly engages students, by developing their literacy and numeracy skills and good sustainability practices to carry through to adulthood.
There are 10 students involved in HOP and they are positive role models for other students and the entire school community. Through practical conservation activities the students have learnt a diverse range of skills such as how to work together as a team, how to use power tools, how to build structures, gardening knowledge and sustainability knowledge.
The students recently designed a new kitchen garden area, cleared, pruned and relocated some plants for the revamp, measured and costed garden materials and ordered gardening supplies. Students also prepared worm farms, relocated a frog pond, prepared six plots for fruit trees to establish an orchard, and used old soccer balls as planters.