Water focus at St. Mel’s

In 2008 our school began accessing and utilising a section of the Goulburn and Broken Rivers as part of the local RiverConnect program. This program involves participating schools being ‘given’ a section of the river or rivers to call their own. Our school was lucky enough to be given the area at the confluence of the two rivers. This area is quite accessible along the walking tracks, however we cannot get too close to the water.

Since 2008, we have had a focus on water and or biodiversity throughout our curriculum, that has allowed us to utilise this river environment. We have also been assisted by the education teams from GV Water and WaterWatch. Students have been involved in a range of activities at the river, such as water testing, searching for macroinvertebrates in the water, litter pick ups, planting poa grass, habitat surveys and lots more. These activities have been further strengthened by presentations from GV Water on how to use water sustainably, and excursions to the water treatment plant.

We are very lucky to have a wonderful local initiative like RiverConnect that we can tap into whenever we want.

By St. Mel's Primary School, Shepparton|2017-11-06T17:58:00+10:00May 12th, 2013|0 Comments