Porirua College Student Receives Youth Achievement Award
Nictequa Amaru-Erskine (pictured left), a Year 10 student from Porirua College received a Youth Achievement Award for being instrumental in helping re-establish the community garden space at Porirua College.
Partners Porirua nominated Nictequa for the Youth Achievement Awards which were awarded as part of Creekfest. The nominations acknowledge young people who are doing great things in Porirua.
During 2015, Partners Porirua worked with a Year 9 Science class taught by Dave Sutherland at Porirua College to re-establish a garden that had been desolate.
Along with planting, the students repainted the rear garden wall with a mural that is meaningful to the school and has given the space a much needed lift. Many key players assisted in bringing this project to fruition including; council experts, school staff, Dac Beecroft lawyers and Wesley Gardens volunteers.