The word about the Tamahere School staffs’ recent environmentally focussed working bee at the Tamahere Reserve has spread.
Teachers dig in, was the headling in today’s Cambridge Edition and featured school principal Waveney Parker and Tamahere-Mangaone Restoration Trust member Leo Koppens showing off the colourful, new signs some of the teachers created for the reserve.
The working bee was described as a change from the usual “self-indulgent fun” the teachers usually observed on the teacher-only days before the start of each new school year.
This year, the school wanted to follow the line of the environmental education programme it does with its students, the paper reported.
“We wanted to live our philosophy and give something back to our very supportive local community,” said Parker in the page 8 story.
Parker said there were “a lot of laughs and many scratches, sore muscles and blisters achieved along with a significant amount of satisfaction and work for the restoration project”.