In Australia, New South Wales, firefighters have contained or extinguished all fires in the state. The milestone comes months after the bushfires erupted in September and swept across the country, claiming more than 30 lives and destroying over 3,000 homes. In Buxton, New South Wales — a town of just 2,000 people — residents have started to rebuild after the fires raced through their town in December. Flames scorched homes and razed properties, forcing widespread evacuations. While local families have returned, they face a long recovery ahead. To help support their children, one school is revamping its curriculum.
On this episode of the podcast, we take look at how Buxton’s Public School is using mental health initiatives to support their students after an unprecedented bushfire season.