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New Leaf Day – Celebrated by students from Prep-Year 12
Friday of Week 4 was our second annual “New Leaf Day” at Genesis Christian College.
This is an event which celebrates our beautiful natural world and encourages our community to “turn over a new leaf” for our environment. In the lead up to the day, students from Prep-Year 12 were invited to pledge to make a behavioural change that will positively impact the environment. These pledges were written on paper leaves and placed onto our New Leaf Tree.
Students from Years 5-12 had the opportunity to enter an “EnviroSelfie” competition, showcasing their best environmental practice at home.
After school, 36 dedicated secondary students joined forces to plant over 70 native trees, shrubs and grasses in the area behind our Ag Farm. Thanks to Chef Ben and the Eden Eats staff who devised some special menu items in celebration of the day, including a delicious green pesto and spinach wrap.
Thanks also to all who wore a green accessory on the day and contributed to our fundraiser for three amazing environmental charities: Bush Heritage Australia, Australian Marine Conservation Society and WWF Australia Bushfire Appeal.
We hope that New Leaf Day will have an ongoing impact as our students continue to make environmentally sustainable choices in their everyday life.
Christina van Leent
New Leaf Day Coordinator
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