The Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools program provides the opportunity for young South Australians to develop their capacity and awareness in the area of active and informed citizenship in a multicultural and democratic society. The awards aim to highlight the importance of civics and citizenship education in the South Australian historical context and be a conduit for quality student engagement and learning in these areas.

In 2020, CYS teachers Maddie Stewart and Lauren Smith worked with students to develop a written response to the inquiry question “Is there one individual or a group from the 20th century that made a significant contribution to the development of South Australian democracy and society?”

On Proclamation Day, Lucy Allen, Matilda Palin, and Isis Schulte were announced as awardees for 2020 in a special ceremony at the Old Gum tree at Glenelg. The girls will be officially presented with their awards at Government House later this year.

Congratulations to all three students for an outstanding effort and a huge thank you to their teachers Maddie and Lauren for their encouragement, guidance and support.