Ashwood School Student Environment Committee
Our Story So Far…
Ashwood School's taking part in Nude Food Day. We're encouraging everyone to reduce the amount of wrapping they use for snacks, drinks and lunches.
*Students helped choose and plant native flora in our new Outdoor Garden Classroom. A bird bath has been incorporated to attract birds, insects and butterflies. When the native plants are fully grown they will give protection from the sun to the students taking part in classes and for the native wildlife. *Two small frog ponds have been installed in a more shady area of the school garden with the enthusiastic help of students. We recycled large plastic rubbish bin lids which were inverted and filled with tank water. A house brick with holes was partially buried in scoria as a breeding place for frogs. Sticks were placed through the brick's holes to help immature frogs move freely in and out of the pond. Vegetation was planted around the perimeter to afford protection. We were very excited to discover a frog in the garden. We researched the species on the Internet and found it to be a Southern Brown Tree Frog which is indigenous to the area. We are looking forward to the breeding season to see if more frogs will use these ponds.