POLE A BUILD­ING BLOCK FOR PEACE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LOOK LOCAL -

AMONG the sounds of the jun­gle, a slice of peace has been in­tro­duced at the Perth Zoo.

The peace pole, cre­ated by stu­dents from about 10 Perth schools, was un­veiled at the zoo on Novem­ber 3.

Perth Zoo dis­cov­ery and learn­ing man­ager Caro­line Arthur said the pro­ject started af­ter con­ser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion Roots for Shoots WA ap­proached them to do some­thing for the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace on Septem­ber 21.

“The stu­dents from each of the schools de­signed a panel and we asked them to con­vey their love of na­ture,” she said.

“The theme for this year’s In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace was the build­ing blocks for peace and the goals for sus­tain­abil­ity and we have a strong fo­cus on en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion.”

Ms Arthur said the Zoo and the stu­dents were pleased with the pole, which had been placed on the main lawn. “We had 60 stu­dents from the schools come to the un­veil­ing and they were all im­pressed with it,” she said. d461585

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

Cu­ra­tor Bill Waterer with stu­dents from John Curtin Col­lege Col­lege of the Arts, Mar­garet River High School and Blue Gum Montes­sori School.

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