Kids hop in to frog pond

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News - Holly Thomp­son

Green­bushes Pri­mary School stu­dents teamed up with Bun­nings to build a frog pond for their school.

The pond was built at the end of last term with stu­dents from all year groups in­volved in the project.

Green­bushes Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Chris Mott said the idea to build the pond came from pre­vi­ous work the stu­dents had done with Bun­nings.

“Bun­nings came out to build tool­boxes with the stu­dents for Fa­ther’s Day,” Mr Mott said.

“We had a chat about what else was avail­able and they told us that they were about to re­lease a frog pond and asked if we would want to get in­volved with build­ing one.”

Mr Mott said build­ing the pond helped teach stu­dents about many dif­fer­ent things.

“It got the kids in touch with na­ture and at the same time we got to teach them the im­por­tance of frogs in the ecosys­tem and the health of gar­dens,” he said.

“We also taught them about how the plants in the pond will oxy­genate the wa­ter.”

Mr Mott said the ma­te­ri­als

for the pond were all do­nated to them through Bun­nings.

The pond was put near the

front of the school af­ter a dis­cus­sion with the gar­dener about the best lo­ca­tion.

Green­bushes Pri­mary School stu­dents build a frog pond with help from Bun­nings staff.

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