The class had earlier been to Bribie Island and helped with sand dune revegetation and turtle fencing projects, and the students wanted to do something for the women who volunteer each year to monitor and protect the nesting turtles on Woorim beach. Thus the calendar idea was born.
Brenda from Green Printery was fantastic and full of support. She spent a huge amount of time to bring it all together to finally produce 300 calendars.
The finished result looks great and is filled with interesting facts and information about turtles and each group of students (now completing year 7) also designed a short puzzle or story, to provide an element of fun on every page.
Feedback is already positive with people commenting on the various environmental awareness dates listed throughout the calendar as well as the usual public holidays and Qld school holiday term dates.
The first calendar sold (by Brenda at the printers) actually went to a women who was heading to a Pacific Island community for work, to show the local people what can be done by children to help save our planet. So already global!!!
The River School will give all the profits from sale of the 300 calendars to The Bribie Island volunteers who have never had fundraising done for them before.
Each calendar is $15 and makes an ideal Christmas gift with its wealth of information and all artwork done by the students.
They are available for purchase from Maleny IGA’s front counter, from the Kind Living Cafe in Maple St, from Brenda at Green Printing in Coral Street, and from the Ananda Marga River School office. You can get one posted by calling: 0403 434 328.