2 November 2021
MBHS wins Harry Tillyer Schools Community Service Award
Murray Bridge High School won the Harry Tillyer Award at the Premier's Community Service Awards held at the Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide on Sunday 31st October. Premier Steven Marshall congratulated the student representatives, Year 11 Mia and Year 12 Rachael.
The VET Hospitality students supported the community through their “Pay it Forward” Coffees Project as they learned to perfect their coffee making skills. When it came to meal service, students prepared lunches for staff. Funds raised from these events allowed students to purchase a selection of kitchen equipment for the four studio apartments within the AC Care Studio Purpose Project for at-risk homeless youth aged 15 to 25 in Murray Bridge.
The second group of Home Economics students prepared and packaged 150 bags of decorated honey biscuits and distributed them to service personnel (Ambulance officers, Police, Medical Workers, Nurses, Doctors, Fire Brigade, Salvation Army and Foodbank). These projects taught leadership and life skills as well as good citizenship in a difficult covid environment. The model could be used globally to support young people at risk, a useful discussion starter, and for developing understanding of other people's circumstances.