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Year 6 Soil Day

9/05/2018

​On Friday 27th May, twenty year 6 students were invited to attend a day that explored sustainable soil practices.  The Northern Gulf Resource Management put on a workshop at the Mareeba International Club.  The day progressed through a range of activities that explored the hydrological cycle, pollutants and the movement of water, and a deeper understanding of the different types of soil found on the Atherton Tablelands.  They investigated how soils work, why life in soil is so important and the ecological importance of earthworms and their role in soil health.

"I enjoyed testing the different types of soil for the PH level and finding worms and worm eggs in the soil."  - Mya, 6B

"I mostly enjoyed the testing of different soils and seeing what was in the soil, like worms, spiders and ants."  - Ebony, 6C

A special thank you to Angie Volz for donating a worm farm to our school to be used in our new school garden.  Overall, all of the students had an excellent day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.