Year 7 LEAP students have been constructing nesting boxes for Black Cockatoos. The completed boxes will be installed in local Lesmurdie bush areas next term. So far, we have had some fantastic donations of materials, as well as some great efforts from students in beginning the construction process.

A big thank you to Adrian Forrest from CLAW Environmental in Welshpool for his donation of small recycled wheelie bins. These will form the main component of most of our nesting boxes.

Well done also to one of the groups who have managed to get some black plastic tube for their nesting box. I’ve included some pictures of the fantastic progress that these boys (Connor, Finn, Luke, and James) have made on their design over the last couple of weekends.

This week during Friday’s Science lesson, Ms Bergman has allocated class time for students to bring in the materials they have gathered for their project and start construction. As mentioned, CLAW Environmental have donated us the plastic boxes, but we still need metal components. These are:
o 30 – 50mm gage wire mesh (non-galvanised)
o Metal Chain
o Wire

We would greatly appreciate any donations of these materials before Friday. If any students are bringing materials in they can drop them off to the Science office during the week for storage.

I’m looking forward to posting more photos once the nesting boxes are completed.