Brauer College students put the ideal of the Hands on Learning program into practice when they built a boundary fence at the St Helens Flora Reserve near Yambuk.
Six Brauer year 8 students joined The Basalt to Bay Landcare Network and teachers to build a new 370-metre long boundary fence between the St Helens Flora Reserve and the adjoining bluegum plantation.
Hands on Learning is a program committed to preventing the disadvantage of early school leaving by students by creating opportunities for them to discover their talents, experience success and give back to their local community.
The project replaced a dilapidated boundary fence that will protect the reserve’s flora and fauna.
The adjacent landholder Australian Bluegums funded the removal of the old fence, all the fencing materials and getting new fence posts installed.
The Niall Foundation via the South West Community Foundation funded the transport to the reserve.