ABOUT 100 young people from across Sydney worked on Plumpton Public School's garden as part of a four-day convention of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The project was part of the Mormon Helping Hands' global initiative to provide community service to those in need.
Hebersham church group president Siaosi Hansen said participants from across Sydney came to help after Plumpton Public School was selected for the clean-up.
‘‘It is about giving community service as well as building new friendships,’’ he said.
Acting principal Terry Dauw thanked the church members on behalf of the school community.
“It’s a brilliant idea. I like helping out and helping a local school is fantastic,’’ participant Cassie Scott from Newcastle said.
“I heard about Helping Hands before in China. It’s my first time being involved.''
''I’m glad I can do something for others,” Autumn Zhang from Sydney said.
Brendan Duffus from Penrith said it was a good experience to bond with people and ''help at the same time''.