Over the past two terms Canowindra High School’s canteen has been receiving a lot of publicity for its fantastic new menu. However, just over 18 months ago, the main news story of the school was very different. In September, 2014, our local school was victim to a break-in and a level of vandalism never before seen in our school community.
The level of damage to property, school resources and personal property was extensive, none more so than in the canteen. It was an extremely stressful time for students, staff and parents who were concerned as to how they would get the school back to ‘normal’ once more.
As is always the case in Canowindra, community support was abundant with countless offers to help both physically and financially. This level of support was best played out when the community came together for an evenings extravaganza, the brainchild of Mr Tommy Jeffs. As a result of the night with Talulah and the community’s generosity, around $10,000 was donated to the school which, in turn, decided to put the funds into restoring the canteen.
Now, after almost twelve months of refurbishments, the school canteen has a brand new image. Stainless steel workbenches, new serving counters, increased storage and new paintwork have given the tired area a modern shine. Thank you Canowindra, your generosity has made this transformation possible!
By Neryle Smurthwaite