Courtyard Makeover

The courtyard renovation has been a project undertaken by the students from Berendale School as part of their Vocational Education Training (VET) in horticulture.
Berendale School is a school that offers alternative education for students with a mild to moderate intellectual disability.

This partnership to improve the courtyard has given the students the opportunity to experience working in a real life environment. They have been able to improve their skills and knowledge in the areas of landscaping, plant propagation, and planting preparation.
The school has a focus on teaching the students the value of community and seeing volunteering as a viable work option and pathway to work (which is in line with our focus also.)
We have been fortunate to incorporate this into our own volunteering program as well as benefiting from the creation of a more user friendly space within our house.