HALLS Head College Education Support Centre students involved in a successful environmental program were dealt a blow when their trailer was stolen.
The trailer was donated by Bendigo Bank and contained equipment such as trimmers, hand tools and propagation equipment.
The trailer and equipment were used for the Ecoleader program, where students learnt environmental awareness and conservation.
Teacher Graeme Dixon said the school’s link with Coast Care and the City of Mandurah formed the perfect platform to teach a hands on and rewarding program.
Students learn work readiness, team work and beach rehabilitation skills.
The program features a commercial nursery where they grow native trees and shrubs.
For the past few years they have supplied the City of Vincent rushes and sedges to rehabilitate wetlands and parks.
Community organisations, such as the Dawesville RSL, Freemasons, Ulysses Motor Cycle Club, Bendigo Bank and the City of Mandurah, started fundraising and a new trailer was donated to the school on Friday .
“The students are thrilled to have their own trailer and delighted that the local residents are supporting the great work they do up and down the coast each Friday,” Mr Dixon said.
“The community of Mandurah has joined forces to acknowledge what young people with disabilities can achieve.
“It motivates them and fosters inclusion.
“We are so lucky to have those who volunteer their time, money and effort to support people in need.
“When you personally witness the willingness of people to help it makes you proud to live in Mandurah.”