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GREEN thumbs at Emmanuel Catholic College created bird feeders and planted seedlings that will soon grow into delicious produce during a special after-school visit.
Enviro Club students welcomed workers from Bunnings Bibra Lake to help them plant herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, carrots and beans into dedicated garden beds.
The group, which includes students from neighbouring primary schools, also created feeders to give something back to the local birdlife.
Emmanuel Catholic College’s Kylie Kingdon said it was a great opportunity for the students to learn some new skills.
“Enviro Club allows the students to get out in the environment and learn about everything from gardening to sustainable living,” she said.
“Allowing the kids to play in the soil, plant seedlings which will turn into food they can take home and eat, and explore the worms and bugs in our garden is an important part of learning to live sustainably.
“Having Bunnings come out to our school is great for the staff as well; we learnt so much about gardening from this session and Bunnings provides the instructions to allow us to participate.”
Bunnings Bibra Lake activities organiser Doris Zuvela said they had helped out the Enviro Club for the past two years and looked forward to continuing.