Fundraising and food provision has turned a corner and has a bright and healthy future at Southern Grampians Adult Education (SGAE)!
- Students planned, prepared and promoted a number of healthier options at their internal and external fundraising event, Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. Students spent time prepping and assembling fruit kebabs, rice paper rolls, dips, sausage rolls and veggie quiches. Not only did they build their own skills, but they provided healthy options for guests that had not been present in the past! :) The cohort raised more money this year than last, we think it's thanks to the bright and colourful healthy additions!
- Students now have a fruit bowl present in their student lounge, making a healthy snack option accessible and free. There is never any fruit left and wasted at the end of the week, and we hear there is now a separate staff bowl provided too. The students have found it much easier to hit their two serves per day when fruit is at their fingertips!
- The intermediate student group are working towards establishing an SGAE Vege Garden onsite! This is a work in progress with one out of three garden beds being assembled by the students so far. What a great way to test numeracy and team skills! Here's hoping the remaining beds can be assembled by springtime, ready for planting come sunny term 4!
Congratulations to the entire VCAL team at SGAE for making a strong start in turning those workshop ideas into realities! We know all these changes and healthy swaps add up and help to build a healthier culture. We can't wait to share whatever is in store next!
Could your school group, sporting club or workplace benefit from a GenR8 Change workshop to build shared understanding and appetite for healthy change? If so we'd love to hear from you, contact Ebony at ebony.jenkins@wdhs and an engagement session can be tailored and offered in your setting!
Alternatively, if your school, club or organisation has already taken action to make the healthier choice the easier one, let us know! Sharing is caring! :)