Great educational outing dune and dusted

Mullaloo Heights Primary School students Tarquin Nichols, Jessica McDonald, Ayesha Manilay and Kaya Rowan.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d441824
Mullaloo Heights Primary School students Tarquin Nichols, Jessica McDonald, Ayesha Manilay and Kaya Rowan.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d441824

A class of Year 4 and 5 students took part in the six-week City of Joondalup project where they learnt about the biodiversity of coastal areas and the relationship between people and the environment through presentations from environmental experts and indigenous educators.

The students joined others from West Greenwood and Sorrento primary schools to plant local species at various sites on Mullaloo Beach and take part in coastal dune restoration.

There were about 1800 local provenance plantings, meaning the species were grown from seeds collected in the area.

Teacher David Drabble said the students �thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the program�.

�It gave the children opportunity to be active citizens within the broader community as well as develop their knowledge and passion about our local eco-systems,� he said.

�The children commented this was the best educational excursion they had ever been involved in and that they wanted to participate in it again � a real win-win for students and the community.�

Joondalup councillor Philippa Taylor thanked students for their participation at a ceremony on August 6.