Costa skips into school to educate students
STUDENTS at Mt Molloy State School were excited to see a full-grown garden gnome in their food garden during the last week of term three.
ABC-TV Gardening Australia personality Costa Georgiadis, while up in the Far North, dropped into the school during his busy schedule.
Mt Molloy State School principal Janene Harrison said Costa was very impressed with the whole school and the way students had a grounded approach to life skills such as growing and preparing healthy food.
“Costa encouraged students in their work and said that even though we are a small school, students were not missing out on anything,” she said.
“In fact they had so much more than lots of bigger schools,” she said.
School Captains Finn Schreiber and Cassia James gave Costa a grand tour which included their Dragonfruit Alley, chooks, great bowerbird, wood-fired pizza oven, art trail, kitchen and food garden.
Meanwhile students prepared fresh herb knot rolls, a delicious eggplant dip and lemon and lime cordial for everyone to enjoy under the shade of a big tree.
“It was great showing Costa our school,” said Cassia.
“I hope he comes back one day to try a pizza at our Pumpin Pizza Restaurant.”