FRESH LOOK: Maclean High students Billy Woods and Braydon Connor plant a tree in the rejuvenated garden beds at Maclean High School Photo: Adam Hourigan
FRESH LOOK: Maclean High students Billy Woods and Braydon Connor plant a tree in the rejuvenated garden beds at Maclean High School Photo: Adam Hourigan

Maclean High students sowing seeds for the future

OVERGROWN weeds and overhanging flying foxes are no match for Maclean High School.

With the help of a Telstra Kids Fund grant, the school has managed to reclaim and rejuvenate a section of land nestled between a gully and the edge of a flying fox colony. About 25 students were involved in the project which saw a range of natives, including lemon myrtle and native hibiscus planted in place of invasive species and noxious weeds.

Ridding the area of the weeds was a time-consuming process, but it wouldn't have been possible without the sacrifice of a large tree in order to push back the resident bats.

Deputy principal Rhonda Pittson said the school's plan was to eventually rejuvenate the entire school grounds.

"It's great and the new native gardens tie in well with our River of Learning program," she said.



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