Planting boosts camaraderie

Planting boosts camaraderie

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Lumen Christi College year 9 student Cecilia Robinson and year 8 Ella Friedlos.

More than 20 Lumen Christi College students from years nine to 11 planted more than 1000 plants around Palomino Reserve on September 22.

The planting day was hosted by the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group who conduct recurring events to help protect, maintain and restore vegetation and biodiversity in the rivers and catchment areas around the school.

This was the second event that Lumen Christi students have attended this year as part of the college’s Christian service learning program and was well supported by the college’s senior students.

Lumen Christi College students planting day at Champion Lakes.

The Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group said they had about 4000 plants to be placed in the area to help native birds and animals establish habitats in the area.

Lumen Christi College Christian service learning coordinator Pennie Stewart said there was a wonderful feeling of team work and community amongst students and staff who worked together to plant as many plants as possible.

“A highlight was seeing students who may not usually spend time together outside of school, work with and help one another with their actions benefitting the local area,” she said.

“The area that the students were at was fairly expansive, so it may be that they return to continue the planting later on in the year.”