POLE A BUILDING BLOCK FOR PEACE
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
Curator Bill Waterer with students from John Curtin College College of the Arts, Margaret River High School and Blue Gum Montessori School.