Wednesday the 22nd of November, 2018, saw a very special visitor come to YC Group.

YC Group has been established for over 21 years now and in that time many amazing things have happened; the events of Wednesday are no exception.

We were lucky enough to host a visit from the Governor-General, His Excellency the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove. YC Group was chosen by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove as the organisation to represent youth services on the Central Coast.

During the Governor-General’s visit, staff and students were able to showcase 7 parts of our organisation including the NG Central School, YC Industry Link premises including the hair salon and auto workshop, our sustainable garden, the cultural walk and the education centre.

The entire visit was something for the history books, although particular moments stand out as momentous examples of who YC Group is.

One lucky student had the opportunity to be presented with their certificate in Salon Assist by the Governor-General himself. Rochelle received a firm handshake from Sir Peter Cosgrove as he presented her with a certificate, with her very proud mother watching nearby.

Next stop on the tour was the auto workshop, where teacher Cameron and the workshop boys showed the Governor-General what they are working on.

A stand out of the day, for everyone including Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove, was the visit through the sustainable garden. Our Horticulture Trainer Ian explained about the mini ecosystem contained within the garden, fascinating all our guests. Sir Peter Cosgrove was even persuaded enough by the marvelous garden to try a ripe, home-grown plum from our tree.

The visit ended with a Q&A session in the Education Centre where the students and staff were given some excellent advice and words of wisdom from the Governor-General. It was a great pleasure listening to a man that exudes the best qualities; talent, knowledge, inspiration and determination.

It was an honour to host Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove and a privilege to share the stories from students and staff of YC Group with them.

To see more images and accounts of the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove’s visit, check our Facebook Page.