Published on: 17 August 2017

Eighteen of our ENCOMM (Environment and Community) students from Year 10 took part in planting trees at Lake Claremont last Sunday morning, planting over 600 native plants as part of the wet lands regeneration activity.

The environmental project is part of the Christ Church community service program which has been running for the past eight years, helping improve runoff water quality as well as providing natural habitats for many native birds and mammals in the vicinity. The boys participate on Friday afternoons and have the opportunity to join community members each month through Friends of Lake Claremont, a volunteer group supported by the Town of Claremont.

Friends of Lake Claremont, established in 2003, assist in the conservation and enhancement of the lake and its surroundings.

“The ENCOMM program offers opportunities for boys to work at aged care facilities as well as in the environment. The main focus is around giving to others and building community,” says ENCOMM and Mathematics Teacher, Mr Ben Hodsdon.

“The boys’ active participation in these activities has helped in the restoration of the environment for the fauna and flora, protection of a very important water source for the area and helped in the development of community.”

“The boys have actively participated in the rejuvenation efforts to date, leaving a living legacy for the future of the lake and the community of Claremont.”