Costa skips into school to ed­u­cate stu­dents

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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.”

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