The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.SIONNIE KELLY September 2, 2014 4:32am
VCAL community projects: Year 12 student Leigh Polan, 18, and Wanganui Park Secondary College principal Ken Murray.
Leigh presented his work to the school community and BirdLife Murray Goulburn last week. Leigh’s VCAL community project took him more than 10 weeks to complete.
He originally ran a competition to find out what birds lived around Wanganui, but when he did not gain enough information he contacted BirdLife Murray Goulburn president Mike Kerr to help him gain some insight into the habitats of local birds.
Leigh said he included 57 different birds on his poster such as magpies and rosellas.
He said he was happy with how he had mapped out the different birds in the area and enjoyed making the posters.
Mr Kerr said he was pleased to help Leigh work on his project.
‘‘One of BirdLife Australia’s primary roles is in education and assisting community groups and encourage local bird life and the knowledge of it,’’ he said. ‘‘So providing that information to students who have an interest in birds is a prime focus of the club.’’
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