St Brigid's school pupils moving mulch

St Brigid's school pupils moving mulch

Well done St Brigid's School pupils! A class of 30 students helped out the Heritage Gardeners at the Halfway House by moving and spreading a mountain of mulch to protect new plants on Thursday, August 2nd.

Teacher Lorna Webb said the Year 7 and 8 pupils (aged 11-12) were participating in the school's on-going focus "connecting with community through service". She said the project was an ideal one for the students, who like to get physically involved.

Teacher Janet Valentine provided the students and Junior and Felise from Challenge 2000 provided transport and helped out.

The mulch came from a macrocarpa felled on site earlier in the year. In addition to protecting new plants, moving the mountain of mulch has made the historic garden look tidier in advance of an upcoming visit by Welcome Tours and guests from a cruise ship.

The students have previously participated in community service by providing to a food bank, and singing to residents at a retirement home.

Lorna Webb says she is keen for the children to return in summer and seen the garden in flower.