Students create a new record

Students create a new record

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Many students now have their sights set on becoming an environmental scientist.

Local students set a new tree-planting record in their efforts to manage a vital piece of remnant bushland.

Last Tuesday a group of year 5 students from Armadale Primary School visited Settlers Common for a community service experience.

The excursion was organised by science specialist teacher Miss Kathy Moore, in collaboration with Talen Stroot from Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group.

The school counts itself lucky to have Settlers Common on its doorstep.  And students often play an important role in the river restoration and bushland management.

It was a very unique birthday for one lucky student.

Talen offered a challenge to beat the record of 400 trees planted. Determined to create a new record, the year 5s planted 460 trees in two hours.

Many of the students decided that they would like to be an environmental scientist or conservationist as they thoroughly enjoyed being outside planting trees along the creek. To achieve this, they know that they must get good grades at school – great motivation.

This term, the students have been studying Biological Sciences and learning about how plants and animals adapt to their environment for survival.

By participating in this event, they learned about the plant species that are endemic to our local area and how AGLG collect seeds and grow these plants to regenerate our bushland and waterways.

The year 5 cohort planted over 400 tubestock plants in just two hours.