$8,000 scholarship for BuiltSmart Garden Design

Former Deputy Principal, Kerrie O’Heir, Bree Akhurst and Sean O’Hara

Narara Valley High School student, Bree Akhurst, has been awarded a BuiltSmart Scholarship.

BuiltSmart Group CEO, Sean O’Hara, announced Akhurst as the successful scholarship winner following the results of their Mad About Dirt initiative which launched back in May and challenged Year 11 and 12 students from Narara Valley and Lisarow High Schools to design a modular garden.

They were tasked to design gardens that could be made at the BuiltSmart factory in Lisarow, using spare materials from the construction business. For her winning design, Akhurst has obtained an $8,000 scholarship that will assist her with tuition fees when she studies Equine Science at Charles Sturt University.

Her design used materials left over from the BuiltSmart buildings and offered a range of solutions relating to hydroponics, soil, sizes and watering.

Source: Media release, Dec 3 Richard Cassels, Mad About Dirt