An overcast day however perfect for the new plants
It was a very cold day but the rain pretty much stayed away.
Students ready to plant with parents and Mr Bolton
H&S talk with Farm and Conservation staff.
Enviro students and 6 parents travelled to the farm and completed the planting. Students also participated in water quality testing session with Enviroschools Facilitator, Cath Dudley, where they checked the pH levels, water clarity, bugs/insects, water temperature and flow.
Water testing with Cath
Our successful morning was followed by an afternoon of ‘farm’ activities and games including washing the spades with a high-pressure hose, playing with the farm dogs, gumboot throwing, tug of war, sack racing and running races around the paddock.
Washing the spades with a high pressure hose was fun.
Tug O War Girls vs Boys
We look forward to visiting the area in the future to see how the plants have grown.
Thank you to the Bolton family, for providing lunch and the farm to plant the trees on, Conservation Volunteer Staff and our parents for a wonderful day.
The Wetlands planting area
Tara and Delta planting Coprosma trees
Planting the wetlands
Student comments about their experiences
Thanks for a wonderful day - Jack S.
It was worthwhile going and being a part of the planting - Mikayla
We helped the environment and had fun doing it - Ty
We helped other people - Delta and Tara
It was a little bit rainy and cold and some sun came out - Jackson
It was fun! - everyone