The City of Kingston Mayor, Geoff Gledhill and Councillors Ron Brownlees, OAM and Rosemary West, OAM attended the opening of the wildlife Corridor at Kingston Heath Primary School. Wildlife Corridors provide “stepping stones” for local wildlife when moving between existing remnant vegetation and bushland reserves, providing pockets of indigenous food and habitat plants.
The extension has been made possible by a Kingston Community Grant, the support of Kingston Council Environmental staff in providing additional indigenous plants and the work of students, staff and parents in clearing the site.
The Wildlife Corridor was started two years ago, as one of 25 local sites making up the UN Environmental School Award winning, “Locals Creating Wildlife Passages Project.”
This ground breaking project teaches students about biodiversity and their local environment, it provides them with an opportunity to develop leadership skills and participate in their local community.
The site is now a significant area which borders neighbouring backyards and complements the school’s extensive native plantings.
Kingston Heath PS is an open school and its grounds and recreational facilities are used extensively by the local community outside of school hours and on weekends and holidays.
As part of National School Tree Day, our Environmental and Garden Captains explained the Wildlife Corridor and other sustainability initiatives at KHPS, several of which have been assisted by Kingston Council.