Wentworth College on course to make a difference

From left, Wentworth College students Emily McLeish, Zoe Osborne, Caitlin Chen and Iris Guo at the planting.

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Forty Wentworth College Year 8 students helped to beautify Gulf Harbour Country Club by planting more than 500 native trees there last week.

The project is a partnership between the school, Trees for Survival, and the golf course.

Since Wentworth College joined Trees for Survival in 2018, students have grown hundreds of native seedlings in shade-houses – so this was a chance to get them in the ground and help the golf course with its restoration of some areas.

Course superintendent Ryan Taylor and some of his staff assisted with the planting and provided a barbecue.

He told students that the golf course is in the process of establishing its own nursery for native plants to be used around the course.

Global Perspectives teacher Sharon Addis says it was satisfying work. “The plan is to continue our partnership with Trees for Survival and the Gulf Harbour Country Club to provide Wentworth students with this hands-on opportunity to make a difference.”

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