International Volunteers for Peace Schools day Taralga

A Great day with Taralga Landcare and recreational co-operative, Taralga Public School, Tambelin Independent School and the International Volunteers for Peace. The children got to plants trees with Vanessa Keyser from Hawkesbury Nepean Landcare, hear a talk on fauna from Roslyn Landcarer Mark Selmes, watch a presentation on weeds with Dale Chalker and play a game about habitat loss with Helen Ward.

and another appearance of “pesky possum”

International Volunteers, Helen Ward, Taralga and Tambelin Students with "Pesky Possum"
International Volunteers, Helen Ward, Taralga and Tambelin Students with “Pesky Possum”
Dale Chalker giving the children a talk about weeds
Dale Chalker giving the children a talk about weeds
Helen Ward with her habitat game
Helen Ward with her habitat game
Annie Hall and Chelsea Neale
Annie Hall and Chelsea Neale
International Volunteer Matina Moutzoris
International Volunteer Matina Moutzoris
Tambelin Student Bella McIntosh with Taralga Student Madeline Croker
Tambelin Student Bella McIntosh with Taralga Student Madeline Croker
hard at work planting
hard at work planting
International Volunteer Jooho Song from South Korea assisting Jacob McIntosh and Lewis Golding.
International Volunteer Jooho Song from South Korea assisting Jacob McIntosh and Lewis Golding.
Madeline Croker Taralga with Bella McIntosh Tambelin
Madeline Croker Taralga with Bella McIntosh Tambelin
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Learning about Biodiversity with Helen Ward
International volunteers helping the children to solve a puzzle about biodiversity
International volunteers helping the children to solve a puzzle about biodiversity
chief organiser Rita Sofea with the children and volunteers
chief organiser Rita Sofea with the children and volunteers
Tambelin Student Amelia Bell proudly showing off her planted shrub.
Tambelin Student Amelia Bell proudly showing off her planted shrub.
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Mark Selmes talking to the children about the importance of biodiversity
Tambelin Student Gigi Bonet planting
Tambelin Student Gigi Bonet planting

The day was part of a  NRMA Insurance Community Grants Program – GrantProject: IVP (International Volunteers for Peace) Taralga Environmental Repair & Restoration

Well done to Rita Sofea for organising such a great day for the children.

She has passed on some of the comments from the International Volunteers:

” I wish I had
this opportunity when I was a child”

” In my country children cannot do such activities ”

” It was very special to work with the children ”

” It is important for children to learn about the environment in a
practical way”

” It would have been nice to eat together with the children”

” the children were really interested in our countries and asked lots of
questions”

” it was all too quick”

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