Published on: 2 November 2023

Last week, our Year 10 Marine and Environmental Science students conducted service activities around the School and in the local community as part of their ‘Giving Back Day’.

The day began by clearing garden beds in the Preparatory School, with the goal of creating a herb and vegetable patch for students to enjoy, as well as composting stations and worm farms. After planning what was going to be replanted, the students headed to Bunnings to buy soil and various plants, herbs, vegetables, and equipment for the composting stations and worm farms. The new gardens will serve as a hands-on learning resource for our young students and as a natural resource that the whole school community can utilise in an effort to improve our individual and collective sustainability efforts.

Next up was a short trip to visit Lake Claremont to assist with a number of tasks, including hand-watering seedlings with over 2000L of water, removing invasive weeds, constructing bee hotels, and collecting and reviewing camera footage looking for foxes and cats. The School has a longstanding relationship with Friends of Lake Claremont thanks to the various service initiatives our students are offered, and our Year 10 Environmental and Community (ENCOMM) Cadets program that students can continue through to Year 12.