Over the last 7 weeks, Maroochydore High School students have undertaken a Work Experience programme in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Council and the Mooloolaba Lions Club.
The program coincides with a Lions international programme of planting 1 million trees. This target has already been well exceeded with Lions Club members worldwide having planted over 1.4 million trees as of September and this accomplished in just a 6 week period.
The Maroochydore High students and Mooloolaba Lions Club members have planted 147 trees in local parks over the past 7 weeks. Sixty of these trees were advanced trees around 2 metres high. Trees and logistical support and guidance to the students were supplied by the Council.
Yesterday (Tuesday) concluded the program with the final day of this programme at Amarina Park, Amarina Ave Mooloolaba. Certificates were presented to the students for a job well done followed by light refreshments supplied by the Mooloolaba Lions Club.
The program provided the students with some valuable experience combined with the opportunity of giving something back to their local community. Whether they choose to pursue a career in horticulture the work experience certificates will be a worthy addition to their resumes.