Success: Emmanuel Catholic College enviro club students give back to nature

Emmanuel Catholic College Enviro Club members Riley Nightingale, Meghan Giles and Aidan Phillips (all Year 10).
Emmanuel Catholic College Enviro Club members Riley Nightingale, Meghan Giles and Aidan Phillips (all Year 10).

GREEN thumbs at Emmanuel Catholic College created bird feeders and planted seedlings that will soon grow into delicious produce during a special after school visit last week.

Enviro Club students welcomed members of the Bunnings Bibra Lake team to help them plant herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, carrots and beans into dedicated garden beds.

The group, which includes students from neighbouring primary schools, also created feeders to give something back to the local birdlife.

Mater Christi Catholic Primary School Enviro Club members Hannah Petrovic and Lily Cuthbert (both Year 5) with Bunnings Bibra Lake’s Doris Zuvela.

Emmanuel Catholic College’s Kylie Kingdon said it was a great opportunity for the students to learn some new skills.

“Enviro Club allows the students to get out in the environment and learn about everything from gardening to sustainable living,” she said.

“Allowing the kids to play in the soil, plant seedling which will turn into food they can take home and eat and explore the worms and bugs in our garden is an important part of learning to live sustainably.

“Having Bunnings come out to our school is great for the staff as well, we learnt so much about gardening from this session and Bunnings provides the instructions to allow us to participate.”

Bunnings Bibra Lake activities organiser Doris Zuvela said they had helped out the Enviro Club for the last two years and looked forward to continuing the relationship.