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.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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