Kids plant natives for World Environment Day

South Lake Primary School students Jake Slater, Giles Gerlach and Harrison Brown.
South Lake Primary School students Jake Slater, Giles Gerlach and Harrison Brown.

A NUMBER of local groups took part in activities last week to recognise World Environment Day.

South Lake Primary School took part in a revegetation program, planting several fresh plants at its Mason Court base.

Principal Leigh Liley said students from kindergarten to Year 6 planted dozens of native plants.

“Students were assisted by parent volunteers, student councillors and Bunnings staff, who provided expert advice on how to successfully plant natives,” she said.

“Students were totally enthralled and had a wonderful time.”

Elsewhere, Conservation Volunteers hosted a tree planting challenge at Coogee Beach, one of 27 locations across Australia at which the organisation performed sustainability work.

The Cockburn Wetlands Precinct in Bibra Lake provided a day packed full of environmental education.

More than 200 kids from local primary schools took part in activities focusing on environment and sustainably.