COLLEGE BRIGHTENS UP CAMPUS
CHIFLEY College Mt Druitt campus is going green after embellishing the grounds with 40 new plants and creating a new outdoor learning space.
Funded by a $3500 State Government Eco Schools grant, the space features a circle of roughly hewed stone seats and a variety of plants.
Blacktown Council recently delivered the 40 plants, which the Year 9 agricultural students planted around the school grounds.
Deputy principal Amanda Meyer said the outdoor learning space will be the perfect environment to teach Chifley College’s students about indigenous plants through the eight Aboriginal Ways of Learning framework.
“The outdoor learning space will include a learning circle and sensory garden,” Ms Meyer said.
“Some students will have the opportunity to participate in learning experience about plant life in the garden.
“They will also participate in a research project to investigate which plants were native to the area, how they can be maintained and which plants have which qualities to elevate the senses.
”This will allow them to explore interactions and connections between people, places and environments.”
Chifley College students (clockwise from bottom left) Denis Lu, Fuli Sailusi, CJ Hemmings and Jack McDuff.