WSHS students Denby Watt, Jaak Wright, Chenae Ridge and Chloe McVeigh help with the flood clean-up at a property on Victoria St .
WSHS students Denby Watt, Jaak Wright, Chenae Ridge and Chloe McVeigh help with the flood clean-up at a property on Victoria St . KERRIBURNS-TAYLOR

Hands-on approach to clean-up

A LARGE group of senior students arrived at Warwick State High School at 7am on Saturday morning ready to roll up their sleeves to help flood-affected farmers get back on their feet.

The high school Weekend Warriors teamed up with Landcare to offer assistance and Warwick camp co-ordinator Harley West said this group was the first of its kind to be sent out from Warwick

“Not only were they contributing to the rebuilding of severely damaged infrastructure but more importantly they were lifting the spirits of the people who they were visiting,” he said.

Mr West said the group showed that while farming can be a long solitary activity, when the need arises there are many people who are ready to get in and help.

School vice-captain Jaak Wright said there was a sense of satisfaction from taking a hands-on approach to the clean-up.

“It’s really good because instead of dropping a dollar into a tin, you’re out helping people,” Jaak said.

Teacher Wayne Hoger said the group was focussed on repairing the external fence to give property owner Bill Gross a boundary for his property again.

“Bill has done a great amount for the school community so it’s great to now give something back,” he said.


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