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Students help bring wetlands back to life
Bay Harbour News, Christchurch  19 Sep 2018
General News - Page 25 - 156 words - ID 1010253417 - Photo: No - Type: News Item - Size: 94.00cm2

FERRYMEAD'S Charlesworth Reserve is looking good after Linwood College students spent a day planting and maintaining it last week.

Forty two students participating in the Stars peer mentoring programme, rolling up their sleeves to support the restoration of wetlands in the area.

The group planted and mulched more than 160 trees donated by Trees for Canterbury after a demonstration by city council park ranger Andrew Crossland.

The volunteers were a mix of year 9 students supported by year 12 and 13 mentors.

The programme is one of three provided to Canterbury schools by the Graeme Dingle Foundation, and this is the first year it has been available at Linwood College.

Programme co-ordinator Sarah Apiata said the planting day was "a great success." "It was a great opportunity for the peer mentors and year 9 students to work together and put into practice some of the skills they have learnt this year in the Stars programme."

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