Lesson in conservation

Students visited the Roma Bush Gardens for National Student Volunteer Week.

For National Student Volunteer Week, fifteen students from Roma State College recently visited the Roma Bush Gardens to take part in land conservation activities in light of this year’s volunteer week theme: passion, opportunity and change.

The students engaged with one of the Gardens founding members in the importance of land conservation and sustainable agriculture and horticulture by participating in various activities such as tidying the gardens and planting suitable plant species for the Maranoa region.

One of the participating students was Timothy and he recalled the excursion as a blast saying he enjoyed learning about the different good and bad plants.

Teacher Monique Jones said the event was extremely valuable to the students and the activity linked seamlessly into the work the students are doing towards their Certificate II in Active Volunteering.

The excursion was coordinated by Origin who also had their own volunteers assisting the students on the day.

“Partnering with our schools through volunteering builds connection for everyone and contributes to a stronger, more resilient future for us all,” said Aleta Nicoll, Origin’s General Manager Asset West.

“We are proud to be able to support these students as they participate in their volunteering studies, learning new skills and strengthening their sense of achievement and purpose as they learn about our local vegetation management.”

The purpose of the 2022 theme ‘passion, opportunity and change’, is to explore how students can realise their dreams and affect change across the world, which all starts with the act of giving their time to a cause they believe in.