Grammar Helpings Hands ignites community in weekend blitz

Over the weekend, Sunshine Coast Grammar School’s community service team, Grammar Helping Hands, came together for a weekend blitz of community, friendship and environmental stewardship.

On Saturday, a large contingent of Grammar staff, students and families completed the 9th annual Beach Clean Up. This year’s efforts resulted in the removal of over 80kg of rubbish from across Mooloolaba Beach and Foreshore Park.

Through our decade-long partnership with Clean Up Australia, we have helped remove over one tonne of rubbish from local beaches. However, it is the sustained increase in discussions with our students and their interest in delivering sustainable initiatives that are the driving force behind our success.

Mr Ben Princehorn, Coordinator of Community and Service, emphasised the importance of taking on community leadership roles, stating, “Being a good citizen often means doing some of the heavy lifting. This is a message we pride ourselves on at Grammar.”

The weekend blitz and community initiatives continued on Sunday, with the team joining forces with Disabled Surfers Sunshine Coast to help provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to experience the thrill of surfing.

The partnership, now in its second year, is a rewarding experience for students and shows how fun and fulfilling community action can be.

“We are privileged to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches, and we are honoured to support Disabled Surfing Sunshine Coast,” said Mr Princehorn.

Through giving their time and energy, students throughout the School develop a strong sense of community engagement and build empathy for those less fortunate.

The beach clean-up and disabled surfing events not only provide excellent opportunities for students to connect with their community but also allow them to enjoy quality time with friends while making tangible and meaningful contributions to our local area.