Sustainability in Action

Last Friday our Year 4 students went on a local excursion to Caroline Chisholm Reserve where they had a fantastic opportunity to work with Brimbank Council and the Maribyrnong River and Waterways Association as part of World Environment Day. The students enjoyed being able to make a difference to the environment and contribution to their local community. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is “Our Land, Our Future: We are Generation Restoration.”  We cannot turn back time, but we can grow forests, revive water sources, and bring back soils. We are the generation that can make peace with land.


This partnership with community groups who are working to make a difference in our environment was a great opportunity for our Year 4 students to see how small actions can make a remarkable difference. The students planted a number of different indigenous plants along the area near the river. They also explored the water bugs in the river to determine the health of the river. Angela from Maribyrnong River and Waterways Association showed the students how to identify the different bugs in the water and when checking this with the inhabitants chart the students could determine how healthy the river was. Next time you are looking for some green time we encourage you to take a walk to the reserve and have a look at the incredible planting the students did.

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