There is a committee called Facilities and Grounds that helped Mrs B successfully apply for the grant. Her role is to support the action plan, and report this back to the committee.
Why are we going through the effort to revive the sanctuary?
We put effort into supporting the environment because it’s what we are all about, looking after our indigenous plants and animals, getting rid of weeds and identify the plants. Making a special place for now and the future.
What are the future plans for the sanctuary?
To keep the sanctuary going. We need it in the curriculum. Our goal is to get the students an community involved.
Is the sanctuary out of bounds?
We will need to be educated on how to behave in there to protect it, and also be with adults that know how rare and precious our sanctuary is.
Mr Vague's Interview
1 why was the sanctuary kept?
Mainly because one of the few pieces of habitat that’s indigenous to Ringwood, everything that’s in there was always there.
2 is the sanctuary out of bounds?
It was, unless you are supervised. To make sure the kids look after the indigenous plants.
3 what was the sanctuary used for?
Used to be used by kids. You will for curriculum.
4 what’s the sanctuaries purpose?
Simply because it is a part of the original Ringwood. People worked hard to keep it.
5 what do you think we’re going to do with the sanctuary?
Restore the plants and get rid of the weeds.
Ms Bellamy's Interview
What is the future plans for the Sanctuary?
“We would like to restore it, so it grows only indigenous plants, and supports native fauna. Hopefully future students and communities can learn about indigenous environments.”
What education will the Sanctuary provide to Ringwood heights?
“An educational resource, an environmentally friendly feature it hopefully will raise environmental awareness”
What will the Sanctuary look like in 10 years?
“I hope the Sanctuary grows bushier with native plants and teaming with indigenous fauna, the sounds of happy children.”
Why did we just start recovering the Sanctuary?
“It has been a feature at the school for more than 50 years. People have attempted to preserve it but it is such a large area it demands A LOT of resourses and effort.”