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Local primary school adopts a park

Published Friday, 8th March 2024

Students at Alkimos Primary School have their own pocket of bushland to care for after adopting Broadford Park in Butler.

Adopt a Bushland
Alkimos Primary School students with School Noongar Language Specialist Judith Birchall and City Conservation Officer Sasha Poli.

Through the City’s Adopt a Bushland program, kids learn about the importance of protecting bushland close to their school.

As part of the program, they carry out planting, remove litter and take part in Noongar learning. Students also go on guided walks led by the City’s Trees and Conservation team.

By adopting a bushland, schools learn to care for their local environment, discover local wildlife and help preserve the bushland for future generations to enjoy.

School Noongar Language Specialist Judith Birchall said Boodja-k Karadjiny – or caring for country – teaches students the importance of country with the hope the kids will pick up litter and more.

“Our aim is to plant native seeds, grow and plant back into our school to create our own bushland,” she said.

“Connecting to the community bushland enables us to deliver on country learning.”

Alkimos Primary School Year 6 student Kobe (10) said - "I like helping out at the park and it’s important to be caring for country.”

Other local schools, including Roseworth Primary School and Pearsall Primary School, have also adopted a bushland.

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