Our SVA project included various activities; gardening at the school and St Canice’s Presbytery, making bird feeders with the Westport Kindergarten, and planting native trees by the bike tracks at Les Warren Park. The students decided it would be great to be able to give back to our beautiful community in return for all the wonderful things they do for us.
At Les Warren Park, the students were responsible for picking up rubbish and planting trees. The amount of rubbish collected (nearly half a trailer) was disgusting, and all sorts of interesting things were found. We also planted close to 400 trees, with help and direction from the Buller Cycling Club. We are excited to see these trees grow in the future.
At the kindergarten, children worked alongside the kindy kids to construct bright, colourful, recycled bird feeders. Look out for these around the kindy and our community.
At St Canice’s School and Presbytery, the students got a bit wet and muddy as they gardened and tidied around the buildings. There was lots of sand dug and shifted, and many heavy tiles moved around.
All the children were completely involved and put so much effort and work in behind the scenes to organise this day. They accomplished some awesome things for our Westport community.